Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
We went on a similar itinerary, and my only suggestion is right after you have your orientation, once you get your permits...... start hiking. The first 12 km to Michigan Creek are a walk in the park, and while the Pachena Bay campground is nice, once you're on the trail it is much nicer. This will allow you to take a short day or a rest day in the middle somewhere. You can easily make it to Michigan Creek in 3 hours, 4 if you really take your time to sightsee, and finishing by 6-7pm is worth the extra day you gain. While our next trip is likely going to be south to north, if I do north to south again that's what I'd do.