3. Book of the Month - Sunshine Coast Trail
For those looking for an epic summertime trek off the beaten path, yet still reachable within a day's travel from Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast Trail might just be the ticket.
At 180km, the Sunshine Coast Trail is Canada's longest hut-to-hut hiking trail (meaning you can ditch the tent). The huts are free to use on a first come first serve basis, and don't require any permits or fees.
The trail can be hiked in its entirety, or in sections from any of 11 different trailheads along the route.
The trail officially opened in 2000 after many years of work by a team of volunteers, headed by Eagle Walz - author of this guidebook.
"The Sunshine Coast Trail Guidebook by Eagle Walz is a step-by-step description of all the trails that make up the SCT. This 180-km route near Powell River, BC, extends from Sarah Point to Saltery Bay.
It has huts for shared public use, and weaves through old-growth forests, up panoramic mountains, and along coastal shorelines.
Use this guidebook to plan a day hike, an overnight trip, or a multi-day along the whole trail. Includes 30 trail descriptions and maps, hut access information, details about access and exits, an elevation chart, GPS waypoints, and a description of the Troubridge Trudge."
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