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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2018, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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A gang of cousins, their dad and me are planning to hike Tatchu Peninsula


north to south, from Rugged Point to Port Eliza


any anybody any experiences with crossing the surge channels in this direction?


we are planning to go with a water taxi from Friendly Cove to Hesquiat Peninsula, to Burwood Point and head south.


Any Infos would be welcome!


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Have you got a copy of Philip Stone's guide book, "Coastal Hikes"? It has a chapter on the Tatchu Peninsula.
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Have got Philip`s book as well as the Baldwin map but was hoping for Insider Infos, anybody? Otto? Alpalmer?
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Have got Philip`s book as well as the Baldwin map but was hoping for Insider Infos, anybody? Otto? Alpalmer?
Sorry, Will, no intel on either place. Hesquiat still on my bucket list, definitely wanting to start at Burwood as well. I did paddle from Rugged Point down to McQuarrie Island many years ago, landed on the "mainland" beaches in a couple of places. The clearcut, at that time, almost reached the beach when south of the park. Hopefully some has grown back now. Very flat, gradual beach.

Got to get back up there, for sure. Should be a wonderful trip for your group.
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Hi Will, crossed the chanel from Friendly Cove to Hesquiat 2014 on my solo hike by boat with Tahsis Dive Center. Burdwood Point landing was not possible because of rough waves. Was droped of at Escalante Beach, had to jump in the water. When checking out the route backwards to Burdwood Point, I found the Escalante river not crossable because of high water.

Tatschu might be easier the other way round, since from the north he only chance I see is with water taxi from Fair Harbour.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2018, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Frank, thank you very much for your Infos, 2 years ago we got dropped off at Escalante Point, we spent the night camped at Escalante river, which would have been crossable, no problem, but that depends on weather and tide


did you hike all the way to Hotsprings Cove?
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Hi Will, only to Hesquiat Lake, wanted to go, but got a free boat ride to Tofino with Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, who made a Research of coastal wolfes that time-much better experience than I expected (google them and you know what I mean).Great people fighting for our envirement with „Sea Legacy“.
I know it is possible along the coast, but at the end you have to cross private land, which might be not appreciated by owners, but you can avoid it by taking a boat from the village.
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