Tsusiat Falls to Cribs Creek (14.5 km)
Day 3 was an early start as we wanted to do a lot of distance and the terrain is starting to get more difficult. Our alarms went off at 5:30 am.
We just ate a few snacks breakfast as we knew we would be hitting Nitinat Narrows early and we would purchase fresh crab. The first part of the hike was on the beach and was a lot of fun before I ran out of energy.
We made it to Nitinat narrows and were the first group that day to ride the ferry across the narrows. After the ferry ride we ordered crab for early lunch/breakfast. Apparently this is the only place in the world to have fresh water dungeness crab in the world.
Unfortunately the last 10 km of the day felt long. Crab takes a long time to eat and between the light breakfast and the crab I did not have enough energy. It is too bad as I wish I felt better to enjoy the fantastic cliffs we were walking along overlooking the rugged coastline and beaches.
Along the way we saw lots of warnings about resident bears, past closed campgrounds because of said bears and saw a patrol cabin with an electrified fence around it because of, you guessed it, bears. I was so tired and I am glad I took the pictures or I would of forgotten that we even passed by these locations.
We got in to Cribs Creek which is a unique beach. It has sea lions off the coast and large rock shelves that would fill up with water when the waves hit and have little water falls come off of it. This beach also has the finest sand of all the beaches we stayed at. It gets everywhere because it was wet, however it was comfortable to walk on.
Day 3 was a blur because of a lack of food for me, but still enjoyable.