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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 06:14 AM

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Mike Hicks has said he expects the natives to just log their new gain.

 

 


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:05 AM

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Mike Hicks has said he expects the natives to just log their new gain.

Which is why being able to sell carbon credits by leaving the forest alone can work....
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#3 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:29 AM

Which is why being able to sell carbon credits by leaving the forest alone can work....

 

Well, since 94% of the province is crown land, are we selling credits to leave it alone?  We should be rich under your plan.  Russia too.


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#4 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 03:24 AM

Four large bridges, eight smaller spans and several sections of stairs and boardwalks have been replaced on the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, giving hikers wide-open access after nearly a year of detours and section closures.

https://www.timescol...rdwalks-5412860

B.C. Parks spokeswoman Gina Bugslag said crews have completed much of the work over the past six months, including complicated cliff-ladder systems near Bear Beach campsite that were destroyed by a landslide that closed the section last October.

The majority of the repair work was done between Chin Beach and Mystic Beach campsites — the most difficult section of the trail, said Bugslag.

The 47-kilometre Juan de Fuca Trail runs from China Beach to Port Renfrew, following the old telegraph cable that connected Bamfield and Victoria in the late 1800s. It joined the provincial park system in 1995, with major trail infrastructure built using a legacy fund from the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games.

All of the infrastructure is coming to the end of its life at the same time, which posed challenges, Bugslag said.

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#5 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 May 2023 - 06:09 AM

Improved camping facilities added to Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

 

50 new tent platforms installed

 

https://www.vicnews....a-marine-trail/

 

 

The upgrades cost $905,000, marking the largest investment in improvements to the Juan De Fuca Marine Trail in recent years. Over the past four years, approximately $2.1 million has been invested in new bridges, boardwalks, stairs, and food caches at multiple locations along the trail.

 

According to B.C. Parks, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is mainly designed for strenuous day or multi-day hiking, with campsites in rugged, isolated areas. The trail traverses a harsh environment, often subject to wet and extreme weather conditions.


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#6 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 May 2023 - 04:06 AM

Hikers on the Juan de Fuca trail made 13 calls to search and rescue last year, making it the third busiest trail in the province.

 

The Cape Scott trail took the 10th spot on the B.C. Search and Rescue Association’s list, with five calls.

 

 

https://www.timescol...e-calls-7029790

 

 

 

Doesn't sound all to harrowing, 1 call per month.

 

 

 

 

 

Of 504 hiking-related calls last year, 271 could have been prevented by wearing appropriate hiking boots, learning how to read a map and researching a trail to be mindful of its difficulty, she said.


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Posted 03 August 2023 - 08:59 AM

A popular beach on Vancouver Island narrowly made the list of the top 50 beaches in the world, according to travel website Big 7 Travel.

 

Mystic Beach, located on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, was named the 49th best beach in the world by Big 7 Travel.

 

The beach, located off the Juan de Fuca trail west of Jordan River, is popular with local hikers and international travellers alike.

 

 

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Posted 04 February 2024 - 06:15 AM

From sharing a ladder with a bear to a torrential downpour, Wayne Aitken has seen it all on the West Coast Trail.

 

Aitken, who co-wrote a guidebook for the trail with friend David Foster, has hiked the 75-kilometre stretch of coastline so many times he no longer knows the exact number.

 

“My usual response to that is more than 25 and less than 30,” he said.

 

A 39-year-old Aitken first hiked the trail in 1985 with his 15-year-old son and a work friend. They were ill-prepared and finished the five-night trip swearing they would never do it again, Aitken said.

 

But as time faded memories of the struggle, he recalled the trail as “one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to,” he said.

 

So off he went to hike again every summer for the next three years, publishing the guidebook Blisters and Bliss: A Trekker’s Guide to the West Coast Trail in 1989.

 

 

https://www.timescol...rom-you-8206954


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Posted 14 April 2024 - 04:21 AM

It’s not unusual for hikers on the Juan de Fuca trail to sink up to their knees in mud, but a recent mud-related call was a first.

 

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue was called after a hiker on the trail sank down to his hips in mud and couldn’t get out for a couple of hours.

 

The hiker was extricated by others on the trail who ­happened to pass by before members were able to respond, said Victoria Clarke, ­co-ordinator and manager for the team.

Clarke said the incident is the first of its kind on the trail to her knowledge.

 

“It is a really muddy, muddy trail and it’s not unusual to go knee deep in it, but to be ­actually physically stuck where you can’t self rescue, that’s an unusual call,” she said.

 

Search and rescue members have on occasion sunk to their thighs while carrying ­stretchers on the trail, but they’ve always been able to get out fairly easily, said Clarke, who emphasized that the trail does not have quicksand.

 

 

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