Tuesday, August 5, 2008

West Coast Trail

Flying early in the morning from Idaho Falls, to Boise, to Seattle

Where we ate lunch and where a scene of Sleepless in Seattle was filmed.

Fish market

Some great reading for preparation for the trail

Navigating in Seattle

Funny little smart car
Arrived in Victoria then drove to Bamfield, Vancouver in British Columbia. This was at our base camp the day before we left.
Our last meal before we began the hike the next morning.

The story of the MAT!
I didn't have a mat to go under my sleeping bag and the first night at base camp just wasn't very comfortable. I went to a local hardware store in Bamfield and the kind owner/clerk went home and got me his old mat and gave it to me! I told him I officially like Canadians because of him! :) I slept well almost every night because of this man's generosity and so I decided to take pictures with the mat and I am going to send him a thank you card with the pictures of where his mat traveled on the West Coast Trail.

The first day as we started the trail...

One of the easy logs to hike on...

Huge Slugs!!!The first and smallest of about 150 ladders

Mike & Ike bush :)Trina and Aneka about to sample the Mike & Ikes

Two photos brought to you by Trina Hill Photography:

A lou with a view!
Not really...

Really...and Trina was supposed to be keeping watch, but used my camera instead!

The crab stand - fantastic crab, yum!

The last day with my mat.
Saying goodbye to my mat.

Surprise picture while I was sleeping on the ferry.

Riding in the taxi from the Clipper trying to get to the Seattle airport in time....and we made it!

We flew to Boise and stayed with Alisha and Ryan for a night and then drove home to Idaho Falls.