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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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A second edition of the North Coast Trail Map is being produced and goes to print July 20th.
Lots of new information, new layout, etc etc. They will be distributed soon!
East to West Route
Summer weather and water conditions most days are fine. This is a worst case scenario.
We recommend hiking the NCTrail east to west. The reason for this is the day you are departing for Shushartie Bay by water taxi we would know if the ocean conditions are favourable. Should pickup at the western end by water taxi be not possible you always have the option of hiking out.
Hiking the trail west to east, when you arrive at Shushartie Bay and a storm blew in you could be waiting for us for an extra day.
Important Note:
For those hiking west to east and camping at Shushartie, there is no water at the Shushartie Bay campsite! You must bring water from Skinner Creek.
Great Hiking! Any questions? Give us a call!
Jim & Cathy www.northcoasttrailwatertaxi.com

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Ah just in time for our trip! Will you be selling those maps Jim or is there somewhere we can get a copy in Port Hardy?
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Hi Tim - Yes we should be getting some when they get distributed. Probably get them at MEC as well. Let me know if you would like me to mail one out to you. Thanks Jim
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Ah just in time for our trip! Will you be selling those maps Jim or is there somewhere we can get a copy in Port Hardy?
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Stryder and I are going to be doing the trail last week in August. Can I get a copy of the updated map from you, Jim? Just email me with necessary info re cost etc. thx
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I will have them available on the boat $10
Did you want me to snail mail one out to you $13
Thanks Jim
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Stryder and I are going to be doing the trail last week in August. Can I get a copy of the updated map from you, Jim? Just email me with necessary info re cost etc. thx
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Just got off the trail, the water sources are still all good despite the dry conditions. Firewood on some of the beaches is tough to find. The trail is in very good condition ropes all in tact and there are some steep climbs on days one and two after that it is clear hiking. The shuttle service is awesome with very knowledgeable guys and will accomodate any changes in your schedule. It is well worht taking the extra time to camp at Nels and then spend a day out to the lighthouse at Cape scott. Near teh junction of Nel and Nissan bite you will come across a stick with a boot on it and a small trail take it to the small tombstone of a young settler. It is very impressive, in that the adoptive father of this boy is said to have carried this in from the trail head. If taking a dog be prepared to have to carry it up the very steep wall on day two I just can't see how a dog could make it up or down the ropes. Ed
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ED - thanks for the update and the note of the water situation - a great help.

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