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Douglas Hus
(Hustler) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
West Coast Trail on 03/29/2007 14:38:40 MDT Print View

This was a 7 day documentary from CBC reporter Mark Kelly

"Episode 5, March 28, 2007.
Mark Kelley spends seven days on British Columbia's 77-kilometre West Coast Trail."



Douglas Frick
(Otter) - MLife

Locale: Wyoming
Re: West Coast Trail on 03/29/2007 16:46:58 MDT Print View

I liked Mark's short, pointed comment when he first picked up his pack. The trail looks great. Thanks for posting this.

Edited by Otter on 03/29/2007 16:47:36 MDT.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
In May on 04/01/2007 11:15:21 MDT Print View


Edited by FamilyGuy on 11/01/2013 09:32:23 MDT.

Brett Marl
(brettmarl) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
West Coast Trail - Ultralight Tips? on 05/06/2007 21:57:21 MDT Print View

I'm hoping to get a reservation to do the WCT this year.

I've been ultralight hiking for several years now (my gearlist at but haven't done any beach hiking or very sustained mud hiking in my trail runners.

I notice everyone wearing mud-clad heavy boots and gaiters on the WCT pictures!

I'm wondering how my ultralight trail runners will perform on all the sandy beaches and deep mud. Any pearls of wisdom from ultralight folks that have done this trail (or any other beach hiking) in trail runners.

thanks for any info!

Sean Wessman
(seanwessman) - F
Light Weight Trail Runners on 08/03/2007 10:58:00 MDT Print View

Hey Brett,

I've been lucky enough to hike the WCT twice now and the root cause for all injuries that I've seen has been footwear. The worse selections usually being too little support which has resulted in bum knees and ankles. I did check out your gear list, your are no doubt an expert, however, my experience says you need more.


John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: West Coast Trail - Ultralight Tips? on 08/03/2007 14:58:12 MDT Print View

I would definitely wear trail runners. Boots are forbidden on this

Stephen Petschulat
Re: West Coast Trail - Ultralight Tips? on 08/23/2007 22:11:33 MDT Print View

I had no problems in my montrail hardrocks. I brought along a pair of crocs for water crossings, but really didn't end up needing them.