BestHike editor Rick McCharles.
UPDATE – I fell and suffered a bad thigh bruise on day 5 of my first week. Limped out. And had to reschedule my second week to start July 3rd out of Nitinat.
Here’s my original post from June 8th:
I’ll be mostly offline for the next couple of weeks.
After being closed for all of 2020, our #1 hike in the world opened to reservations on April 30, 2021 — for Canadians only.
The online reservations system worked well — but my credit card was twice declined for no reason. I repeated the process and was finally able to pay.
Since there is less demand this year than normal, I was able to book myself for:
June 10 starting SE from Bamfield.
June 15 starting NW from Port Renfrew.
I’ll make haste on the first 75 km (47 mi) hike.
Pick up my resupply in Port Renfrew. Have a hot shower. Some wine.
Then take it more leisurely on my YOYO return to Bamfield.
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I’ve done the WCT four times in the past. It doesn’t intimidate me at all. I LOVE climbing ladders with a HEAVY pack. 😀
Wish me luck!
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3 Replies to “West Coast Trail YOYO Attempt”
Hey Brother YOYO
June 19 NW from Port Renfrew to Pachena (Resupply)
June 25 SE from Pachena to Port Renfrew
Two weeks ish on the trail.
Trail trip 5/6 for me too.
Good Luck Rick
Cool. Enjoy the hikes. Let’s see who gets better weather. 😀
Enjoy! What a cool experience! I am sure the trail will look incredible this year after having a year off of hikers.