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West Coast Trail – Day 6

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Camper Creek to Log Jam Creek (8 km)
Day 6 started off with a good breakfast. Just as we were leaving camper creek we saw 3 deer, however they ran off before I could get a picture. At camper’s creek is the last cable car. Since this was the last cable car on the trip we decided to use it even though the water was low enough to cross without it.

Hikers Carved in a Buoy

Campsites were marked by many buoys. Many were humorously carved.

A cable car goes across Camper Creek carrying a hiker

Our last ride across a cable car

A caution sign

The warning signs on the trail changed from bear to cougar.

Day 6’s hike was all inland and was very typical for coastal BC and the least muddy of all the trails so far (I haven’t mentioned it, but parts of the trail are very muddy).

Old log bridges

The previous log bridges discarded that used to cross this creek.

We decided to eat lunch on a bunch of logs that were part of the trail path but several feet above the ground. One of us was really nervous that something might fall off as we cooked the noodles. I did pushups on the logs just for fun.

Our group cooking lunch on some logs above the ground.

Our group cooking lunch on some logs above the ground.

A nervous hiker eating lunch

One member found eating on this log a bit precarious

Doing some push ups

I decided to do some push ups, I guess I had too much energy in the morning.

There was a some more old growth forest through this section, but not as much as on Day 5.

2 old growth trees

This was some of the last large old growth we saw on the trip.

We decided to camp just past km 70 at an unofficial campsite at log jam creek. This saved us an extra 2 km by not having to go to Thrasher Cove for the night and then having to come back to the trail. This required a little more work as there were no outhouses or bear caches so we had to do things the old fashioned way. There is a certain art to stringing up food in trees when it is dark that I have not perfected yet.

Our make shift camp in the woods

A view from the trail looking down on our make shift camp at Log Jam Creek

Myself working on a photo

The camp gave me time to setup for a photo of the bridge we would cross in the morning.

Bridge Over Log Jam Creek

The resulting shot from all that tripod work at Log Jam Creek.

At supper we made hot iced tea using the iced tea powder you buy in the store. It is surprisingly tasty. I was surprised how much darker at night it is in the woods (pitch black) compared to on the beach. Tonight had a different feel as we knew it was our last night of the trip. You could feel that it was about to end.

I was a little tired.

I found myself very tired at the end of this day. I think I didn't pack enough snacks to eat.

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Previous Day’s Adventure
The Final Day’s Adventure

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