WCT

Hello! In the fall of 2019, I surveyed people who had hiked the West Coast Trail in 2019. This was the first year of the survey, but I plan on making it an annual event! There is a lot of great information in the survey, from average age, average fitness level, to what type of …

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The West Coast Trail (WCT) is a different trail than what a lot of backpackers are used to. It has it’s rainforest interior, beach walks, tides, and island weather. There are some tips and tricks for dealing with the unique aspects of the WCT. Below, I go over 5 tips and tricks I think are …

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You see some funny things on the trail, some can be categorized as “luxury items”, some brought due to lack of experience, and others are just funny. I’m going to lay out the things NOT to bring on the West Coast Trail (WCT). All of these items I have seen while backpacking or heard about …

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I want to start off by saying ALL of the campsites along the West Coast Trail (WCT) are beautiful. Each one has its own charm and unique beauty. Crowded sites can be a problem, but you are probably only going to encounter that at the Thrashers Cove, Campers, or Cullite Cove; even then, there is …

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With this post, I am going to go through everything that I think someone should have in their pack for hiking the WCT. At some points, I will provide recommendations for specific brands and models of gear that I think stand above the competition. I hiked the West Coast Trail (WCT) in July of 2018. …

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Food can really make or break a trip and the West Coast Trail (WCT) is no exception. Great meals will keep you energized and increase morale. In my opinion, the keys to successful food planning are: Make sure you have enough (but not too much). Have lots of flavour. Keep things convenient. Keep it light. …

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