by BestHike editor Rick McCharles.
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I’d planned to YOYO in celebration of our #1 hike in the world reopening after the pandemic:
June 10 starting SE from Bamfield.
June 15 starting NW from Port Renfrew.
As happens so often on the WCT, plans changed.
I broke my main camera on day 3 of a planned 12 day adventure. Then bruised my thigh badly 😩 on day 5 — landing hard on a root in a mud bog.
I felt forced to reschedule my second West Coast Trail to start July 3, 2021.
I’ll put together detailed info-tainment videos for the WCT once I’ve done it twice. 😇
Reservations opened April 30, 2021. Open only to Canadians.
Due to computer system glitches, I wasn’t able to start day 1 ~ June 4, 2021.
The earliest I could reserve was June 10th out of Bamfield.
As the ferry Port Alberni to Bamfield was still closed to hikers, I booked by phone on the West Coast Trail Express.
CAD $125 Nanaimo to Bamfield one way. I was the only passenger.
Excellent service. I recommend them.
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