We did the West Coast Trail many years ago, and scored a big Dungeness crab from the ferry boat pilot.
When I did it 24 years ago, you would buy the crab on the boat and cook it up at your camp that night. Now, they prep and cook it for you and you eat it at tables on their dock at Nitinat Narrows. The also have some cabins, including basic ones or nicer ones with propane heat. $200 but it sleeps 8 people.... This could split the trail into two sections of 30 km and 45 km.... hmmmmm.... trail run?....and not have to carry a tent, stove, much food (buy delicious seafood at Nitinat and they also do breakfast). A salomon running pack, and crank the heater so that you don't need much or any sleeping bag... ? I'm not sure if you need to bring a sleeping pad, but you can get pretty light and small ones now if you splurge. Or... just do all 75 km in one go. Then you just need lots of snacks (and you can restock on chocolate bars at Nitinat)
Sounds fun! Mmm, crab. We cooked it at our campsite as well.
There used to be a 'group' of runners that regularly ran the 75 (or 70 if you got picked up at the good docking beach 5 km from the south end)
I've never done it in the open season and not since 95 or so. Loved that trail though.
reminded me sometime to tell you about my 'in a pool toy' face to face with a sea lion in the middle of the narrows.... I could literally taste her breath.... discarded my shorts shortly thereafter.
Spoiler alert... I lived ;-)
Wow!! FB, we need you to write a book of your adventures, you have many stories!
Many I must take to the grave :-)
On that particular trip to the WCT I had a $50k crew cab 'stolen' (RCMP told me they thought it was set on fire) and I made an unsuccessful attempt to book a charter flight back to the mainland to so I wouldn't miss my flight back to YYZ... and had a 4 hr ride in the back of a pick-up, with a drunken local at the wheel (including a stop in Nitinat for the driver to resupply his beer), from Bamfield to Port Renfrew... that's when we discovered the truck was MIA...
.. it was a long month that weekend. I'm sure the Chief at the Rez still talks about the idiot from Ontario :-)