Sunshine Coast Trail – day 2

trip report by site editor Rick McCharles

Inland Lake to Tin Hat Mountain

day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Sunshine Coast Trail information page

This was my toughest day. A steep scramble up to Confederation Hut on the same-named lake. Then a long descent down to Fiddlehead Landing Hut. And finally a steep slog up to the top of Tin Hat Mountain.

Tin Hat map

This is not Fiddlehead Landing Hut. Rather a floating holiday home next door.


Hiking temperate rain forest can be lovely. Soft mulch underfoot. Plenty of variety. Nurse logs. Good visibility even in the trees.



I didn’t see much wildlife. Other than garter snakes.


One snake was eating a banana slug. I’d believed NOTHING could eat a banana slug. 🙂

Lisa from Ontario had seen a bear near the start of SCT. But – in general – you don’t see much aside from birds.

… Fact is, I never made it to the top of the mountain. About an hour short of Tin Hat Hut I dropped my pack on the trail and set-up on the trail.


Could barely keep my eyes open. That was 7pm. I’d been almost all of 12 hours on my feet. Mostly climbing up or down.

day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Sunshine Coast Trail information page

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