Vancouver Island - Next Week

8:06 p.m. on June 3, 2002 (EDT)
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I may be headed to Vancouver Island next week for a 5 day backpack. Suggestions on a park to focus on? The West Coast Trail is the obvious choice, but I usually like to have a rest/poke around day, and it doesn't seem like that would happen on a 5 day go of it. Other ideas? Thanks!

10:17 a.m. on June 4, 2002 (EDT)
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The neighboring Juan de Fuca trail has a number of access points, allowing you to tailor the length of your hike. Also no need for reservations. There is info on the web about the trail and shuttle services.

Strathcona Prov. Park has some great backcountry hiking, but some of it may still be under snow. There are some multiday coastal hikes at the NW end of the island as well, though the drive is longer.

Paul

1:04 p.m. on June 5, 2002 (EDT)
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Thanks! nm

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The neighboring Juan de Fuca trail has a number of access points, allowing you to tailor the length of your hike. Also no need for reservations. There is info on the web about the trail and shuttle services.

Strathcona Prov. Park has some great backcountry hiking, but some of it may still be under snow. There are some multiday coastal hikes at the NW end of the island as well, though the drive is longer.

Paul

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