I know I love to learn about what to pack for a hike. I thought I'd share what we carried on the Sunshine Coast Trail. Maybe you have ideas on what stuff to cut out or what we were missing!? I know I could spend endless money trying to reduce my total weight. I was... Continue Reading →
Getting to the Sunshine Coast Trail requires a bit of time and a couple of ferry rides but that's part of what makes it special. It's still relatively undiscovered compared to hikes like the Juan de Fuca Trail and The West Coast Trail. My goal was to get to the trail for the least amount... Continue Reading →
I always stress about food when planning a hiking trip with the kids. I love to eat and evidently so do they! This means that we can pack a lot of weight. And since I carry it all, there's motivation to pack light.
The trip from the Lower Mainland to the Manzanita Hut was a long one but it was all worthwhile when we checked out the view of Savary Island.
The hike from Manzanita to Rieveley's Hut was a moderate 17 km through beautiful woods, and past a few nice water spots. We refreshed ourselves with a mud bath in the pond.
The 23 km hike to Tony Point from Rieveley's Hut was fairly difficult given the 35 C temperatures. We made the absolutely best stop at the pub after 17 km and a beer never tasted so good!
The hike to Confederation hut was a difficult one with 600 m of elevation gain but the reward of a new hut, swimming, chocolate and endless card games made it all worthwhile.
The hike from Confederation Hut to Tin Hat Hut is difficult if you skip the Fiddlehead Hut like we did. You lose the elevation gained to get to Confederation and then push up another 1300 m to one of the nicest views on the trail. Well, at least when it isn't smokey.
The hike from Tin Hat Hut to Elk Lake Hut may just be the longest 20 km hike ever. It's closer to 26 km on the route we took but it was very rewarding with a beautiful lake, dock and hut.
The hike from Elk Lake Hut to Walt Hill Hut was a break distance wise at 12 km but there were a few challenging sections. The hut and view at Walt Hill are fantastic with endless blueberries in the summer.
My daughter's day end note: "Thanks to the PRPAWS for the great huts and amazing trail! The trail is marked so well, keep up the great work PRPAWS volunteers, you are all awesome people."
The hike from Golden Stanley Hut to Troughbridge Hut was a very nice section and we made great time and were rewarded with a great hut and a refreshing swim at Jocelyn Pond.