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The Nootka Trail: a primer

The Nootka Trail is one of the great coastal hikes in British Columbia. It starts at Louie Bay on the north side of the island and ends at historic Yuquot. Between it is mostly beach hiking, making for a comparatively relaxing three or four day journey. A reasonable schedule is Third Beach, Calvin Falls, Beano Creek, Yuquot then out via Yuquot. Arrival can be arranged in any number of combinations, but plan on a float plane or a water taxi to Louie Bay, and a water taxi or the Uchuck III out at Yuquot. It makes sense to leave and return to the same location, so a water taxi on both ends from Tahsis or a combination of float plane and Uchuck III to and from Gold River are probably...

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