Trip report by site editor Rick McCharles.
Though dry, 2003 was a foggy summer on the West Coast Trail.
I’m trying to dry dew and mist before packing up.
Morning fog typically burns off fairly rapidly on the coast. But not this week.
We timed our departure to reach Tsusiat Point at low tide.
We did some gymnastics.
Warren showed off his mussels.
In 1999 we could get mobile phone service most every day. In 2013 there was nothing, no matter how you “held” your phone.
Wealthier folks than I reserve a night or two at the Dididaht tent camp.
Happy. Happy. We reach Nitinat Narrows.
The cost of this crossing is built into your hiking fees.
Some of us bought treats on the south side “restaurant”.
On recommendation of the fisherman, I ordered salmon. It was cleaned in front of my eyes. Then served up with a delicious baked potato. ($25)
This guy ordered 2 crabs for himself. And ate every bite.
SOMEBODY got us lost, trying to stay on the coast when it was impassable.
Who was that, Bill?
We backtracked. Then made the final push to weird and wonderful Cribs Creek campsite.
Food tastes GREAT when you are on the Trail, burning a lot of calories.
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