Multi-Day coasteering trips?
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Brian James
(bjamesd) - F

Locale: South Coast of BC
Multi-Day coasteering trips? on 08/15/2006 22:10:25 MDT Print View

I'm just starting to learn about Coasteering but the idea is very appealing. I would love to spend multiple days exploring the coastline where I live, and doing it sans-Kayak would be all the more adventurous!

Does anyone have experience carrying gear for a multi-day coasteering trip? Can this be done? What I've read so far seems to treat Coasteering as a done-in-a-day activity and I am thinking that this could be a perfect realm for UL Philosophy to really shine.

Comments? Insight?

J W
(jhaura) - F

Locale: www.Trailability.com
Lost Coast Trip in BPL Gallery on 08/16/2006 11:29:21 MDT Print View

Check out Ryan Jordan's trip to California's Lost Coast. Lots of good pics and gear info:

http://ftp.backpackinglight.com/galleries/LostCoast04/index5.html

Brian James
(bjamesd) - F

Locale: South Coast of BC
Coasteering on 08/16/2006 12:47:34 MDT Print View

I've seen those... I thought that he was just hiking a coastline there.

By coasteering I mean the combination of hiking, scrambling, traversing, diving, and swimming required to navigate inhospitable coastlines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coasteering

I was wondering about suitable packing and sleep systems: highly rugged and suitable for swimming and diving somehow.

Can it be done?

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Coasteering on 08/16/2006 13:27:48 MDT Print View

You need to check out Ryan's latest arctic 1000 gear for what they used to swim rivers. Their pack and sleep system might fit the bill.