Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Thanks BeerSnob for posting a wonderful report. Great job!
This was my first beach hike and it certainly is much different experience than hiking on mountains. Our progress was very slow on rocky beaches as we had to watch every step. I even got discouraged a bit (that's why the "The "trail" - smile Radaâ€ť comment by BeerSnob). I'm just not used to being so slow. I can still hardly believe that I was more tired after 16 km of beach walking with 0 m elevation gain than after 32 km of hiking to Panorama Ridge in snow with 1590m elevation gain!
Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the trip, it was easygoing and relaxing. I loved those long sandy beaches, strange rock formations, big waves, relaxing around the campfire, looking at the starry sky and beautiful sunsets. It was all worth it! Thanks a lot Tash for organizing the trip.