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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2002, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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I would like to do a 6-10 day planned backpacking trip, maybe towards the beginning of September this year, but most likely next summer, but I don't know what to choose. These are the ones I have been thinking about: Stein Traverse (start at Lizzie Lake), West Coast Trail, Wonderland Trail (Mt. Rainier; but a bit too long), Pacific Crest Trail (North Cascades to Manning Park).. anyone have any other suggestions or comments?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2002, 09:47 PM
 
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One of my dream trips is the Fools Gold Route through Pinecone Burke Park to Mamquam FSR.

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I was just reading about the Pacific Crest Trail yesterday. That sounds awesome! Here's another possibility for you: http://www.backpacker.com/destinatio...2,1940,00.html

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I was talking to someone else on CT a few months ago about Rainy Pass to Manning Park. I was reading up on it it as well........lot of k's however <img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle>

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How long does the hike through Pincecone Burke Park take? The Wonderland Trail sounds awesome, as well as the north end of the PCT. But the Wonderland Trail takes too long to do. I think I will stick with maybe either the West Coast Trail, the trip report's awesome it's and the pics look great, or the Stein Traverse... unless anyone has any other suggestions..? I've actually wanted to do the West Coast for a really long time. Ah! It's hard to pick, wish I could do all of them!

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You have to try the West Coast Trail. I think you'll thoroughly enjoy it. You can take longer on the trail if you like - I hear alot of people spend 8 days. Jimbo and I are already talking about going again...





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There are plenty of nice long hikes in Olympic National Park, some alpine, some rain forest, and some oceanside.

See you on the mountain!
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Fools Gold Route is 7-8 days and is mostly bushwacking according to "The Hikers" friend who did it of late.
Your talking prestine wilderness, and wild Grizzly country <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
I would love to do it with a group !

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Yeah, all of those sound great! I might just stick to doing the West Coast Trail, since it's been on my list forever now. But I still have a long time to change my mind.

I know about the Olympic NP hikes. I have the park map which I got when I went camping there last May. I saw some pics from the beach hike along the coast of the Olympic Peninsula, and it looked awesome!

I've never heard of The Fools Gold Route, but it may be worth a try too. Do you start from the south part of the park near Coquitlam and work your way north towards Garibaldi?

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2002, 06:10 PM
 
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Anyone who enjoys backpacking absolutely must do the WCT. I've done it twice. Once in a really bad rain storm (last year). And this year in really beautiful weather. The Wct is like a box of chocolates...you never know what your going to get (be prepared for anything). It is not technically difficult for a fit trekker, but its never boring as the terrain is always varied. I loved it both times for obviously different reasons and find it hard to give it up in search of new multiday trips. I myself am thinking of the entire Stein Traverse for next years trip. For you however...without a doubt do the West Coast Trail you'll have a blast, and a few personal stories to tell the grandchildren too <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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post #11 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2002, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, s.mcq! I'm most likely going to do the West Coast Trail! It sounds awesome!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>



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