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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Default Book suggestion for hiking Gulf Islands?

I like to do some car camping and hikes on some of the Islands and Vancouver Island. Can anyone suggest some good books? If the books have info on ferries, camp fees, etc, that would be a bonus.

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I got this book:
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASI...115622-4122404
out of the library for a New Year's trip a few years ago. We used it to do Mount Erskine on Saltspring Island.

It was a cute quick little hike and it was actually "snowing on Saltspring"
There is also this really cute elf door on the trail - you can't see it because of the snow, but there was an elf sized picnic table, firewood file, broom and some other things I can't remember. We made an elf-sized snowman for our front.

The book has basic directions for hikes and is done 103 hikes style from what I remember. An idea might be to get this book for hiking and another travel book for info on camping, etc. - such as a travel guide for BC or a similar book. I don't know if you'll find anything that has both. Have fun - the Gulf Islands are awesome. Definitely my retirement destination (in about 40 years ).
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Here are two books I have found helpful, Carmen Btw, good to see you on the board, hope all is well
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Hi to everyone, after a long absence from CT.

Thanks for the suggestions. I will certainly have time to investigate them all before the season starts.

I haven't hiked in a while and I will be bringing a newbie so, hopefully, the Gulf Islands will be a good transition towards the more "meatier" hikes.

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I put a second in for BC car-free. It's the ultimate for travelling/camping the gulf islands and I'm sure would also be very helpful even if you had a car.

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