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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Default Burdwood Point to Escalante River

The plan is to start the hike around Hesquiat Peninsula on July 31st from Burdwood Point.


Has anybody ever hiked that section? any hints and tips are most welcome.


There is still space in the watertaxi if you want to share the adventure!


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Did the route from Escalante Island to Hesquiat five years ago. It is a delightful costal hike. Get some tide tables for the area as at low tide you can make good time on the exposed shelves. Otherwise you may find yourself pressed close to the salal/tree sided shoreline which makes for slow travel. Anytime you come upon a source of fresh water take the time to top up your water bottles. Water can be an issue if the area experiences a long dry period of weather.


The one surge channel of concern can be avoided with a short overland bypass. it is about 6 kilometers from the Little Escalante River.


If you are leaving from Tahsis you'll be going through Gold River. Be sure to stop at the Cappuccino Café is you want an awesome breakfast - but get there before 3:00 PM when they close.


One of our small group found a Japanese fishing float which is always a great souvenir.


It is a hike I would certainly do again at some point.
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Thanks for your reply Bluefoot! Sounds like you had a great hike!


I have hiked the route from Little Escalante to Boat Bassin 3 times already, last year with an Extension on the logging road all the way to Hotsprings Cove.


This year, the watertaxi will dropp me off at Burdwood Point, so i wondered if anybody has hiked this section from Burdwood Point to Big Escalante River.


There is something on the westcoast of Vancouver Island, that lures me over every year since hiking WCT by accident in July 1987!
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I had no idea there was Escalante River on Van Island. I thought question was about Utah, till I saw Hesquiat. Then I got totally confused lol
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To make matters worse, there is a Big Escalante River and a Little Escalante too! ;-)


I guess the name comes from from the first spanish explorers in the area.


There are so many names that are comming form that times, around 1774 and later


Tofino, Port Alberni, Peres Rocks, Quadra Island, just to Name a few...
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