In late September we had planned to make a visit to the UK, but sadly that ultimately wasn’t possible. Not wanting to waste our booked vacation time, we threw together a rather last minute trip to Canada’s west coast. We flew to Victoria BC, and from there drove to the starting point of the Juan de Fuca coastal hiking trail.
This trail is 47km long, but due to its extremely steep and continuous ups and downs, progress is very slow. It is usually backpacked over 4 nights. We were on a somewhat limited schedule, and it was also logistically easier to do the southern portion of the trail in an out and back fashion.