2014 Wish List of sites to be checked

Nick Heath

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Should you be paddling to any of these sites, please let me know and I will exchange some of my info for some of yours and a few photos! Might be a good deal for one or both of us!

Jervis Inlet
Agamemnon Channel north
Fairview Bay
Goliath Bay
Harmony Falls
Prince of Wales west
Vancouver Bay north
Vancouver Bay
McMurray Bay
Mt Cambridge
Hill Rock
Paykulkum
MacDonald Island
Chatterbox Falls
Harmony Islands south 1
Harmony Islands south 2
Harmony Islands north

Johnstone Strait
Cobble Beach
First Beach
Second Beach
Whitebeach
Walkem Islands
Knox Bay east
Knox Bay central
Robson Bight north
Dry Creek
Domville Point south
Adventure Beach
Spy Hop Beach
Little Kaikash
Boat Bay east
Boat Bay
Little Kaikash north
Pig Ranch south Point
Pig Ranch
Pig Ranch central
Pig Ranch north
Sophia Islands east
Sophia Islands west
Growler Cove
Growler Cove northwest
Big Bay Point
Big Bay Beach
Hanson Island west
Warm Beach
Mitchell Bay
Growler Cove Head
Eagle Eye Trailhead west
Ledge Point east
Robbers Nob
Haddington Island north
Blenkinsop Bay
Open Cove
Port Harvey

Queen Charlotte Strait
City Point
Allison Harbour
Miles Inlet
Cougar Islet
Schooner Channel
Graeme Point north
Lizard Point
Cattle Islands
Peel Island
Boyles Point
Lewis Cove
Kenneth Bay
Howcraft Point
Wishart Island west
Raynor Island Group
Blunden Harbour
Fort Rupert
Deer Island
Single Tree Point
False Head west
Lady Ellen Point
Harvell Point
Bramham Island

Bute Inlet
Bute Inlet south
Leask Creek
Moh Creek southwest

Knight Inlet
By boat
Bockett Point
Bowers Islands
Burial Cove
Maple Cove
Turnour Island north
Gilford Creek

Seymour Inlet
Wigwam Bay

I'll post another list for waters north of Cape Caution.
Vancouver Island sites are largely under control.

Photos are welcome of any sites - showing landings or camp areas rather than pretty views and (pretty) people!
If there is imporat=nt access news, I'd like to hear that too so please post here!

TIA and happy paddles
Nick
groundcheck@bcmarinetrails.org
 
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Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island.
Spyhop = Commercial base camp
Little Kaikash = Commercial base camp
Adventure beach = don't bother, no access above high tide.
Boat Bay =closed for camping under conservancy rules.
Little Kaikash North = good lunch beach - no access above high tide line.
Big Bay Point = Commercial base camp.
 

Nick Heath

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Thanks - some new info here so please pass along more, if available . It is not so easy to determine which sites are leased commercial sites and whether these leases allow for / make specific provision for independent paddle tourers. Keeping good and current info is part of our goal. - making it available to the public too.
Nick
 

Nick Heath

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Here is an update.
Should you be paddling to any of these sites, please let me know and I will exchange some of my info for some of yours and a few photos!

Jervis Inlet - mostly complete thanks to Reed C (aka Superman)!

Johnstone Strait - some useful info gathered but it would be useful to know tenant of each commercial site if that is feasible. Do the lease terms allow for exclusive use or may tourers visit en route? Does this vary by site? We hear different versions...

Believed to have a commercial tenant
south shore
Schmidt Creek
First Beach
Cobble Beach
Spy Hop Beach
Little Kaikash
north shore
Boat Bay east
Boat Bay/ Warden Camp (heard that plan is for exclusive tenancy here but not in place 2014)
Pig Ranch south Point (heard that plan is for non-exclusive tenancy here but not in place 2014)
Pig Ranch (no tenant known in 2014)
Sophia Islands east

Believed to be open for pulbic use and not availalbe for commercial tenancy
south shore
Robson Bight north (day use)
Second Beach
Dry Creek
Adventure Beach (day use)
Little Kaikash north (day use)
north shore
Eagle Eye Trailhead west (day use)
Pig Ranch central
Pig Ranch north
Sophia Islands west
Growler Cove Head (day use)
Growler Cove (day use)
Growler Cove northwest

Other sites - just need indication of suitabilty as campsites
Whitebeach
Walkem Islands
Knox Bay east
Knox Bay central
Domville Point south
Ledge Point east
Robbers Nob
Haddington Island north
Blenkinsop Bay
Open Cove
Port Harvey

Queen Charlotte Strait
City Point
Allison Harbour
Miles Inlet
Cougar Islet
Schooner Channel
Cattle Islands
Peel Island
Boyles Point
Lewis Cove
Kenneth Bay
Howcraft Point
Wishart Island west
Raynor Island Group
Blunden Harbour
Deer Island
Single Tree Point
False Head west
Lady Ellen Point
Harvell Point
Bramham Island

Bute Inlet
Bute Inlet south
Leask Creek
Moh Creek southwest

Knight Inlet
Bockett Point
Bowers Islands
Burial Cove
Maple Cove
Turnour Island north
Gilford Creek

Seymour Inlet
Wigwam Bay
others in these inlets?


Photos are welcome of any sites - showing landings or camp areas rather than pretty views or pretty people!


Thx
Nick
groundcheck@bcmarinetrails.org
 

Outsider

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Location
Vancouver, B.C.
Hey Nick,

Twice I have written up on a location from last years paddle and inserted several photos.
Each time, after I have finished, I click on Preview and all the work disappears.

What am I doing wrong?

Outsider
 

Outsider

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Vancouver, B.C.
Hi again Nick,

I was just looking at the BCMT forum and noticed that there have been virtually no postings about new locations in the past year.

Am I reading this wrong or is this effort not happening anymore?

I am sure that a lot of people have paddled in 2014 so I am wondering where their photos and narratives are.

I found it very difficult to post my photos and the stories about them.

I am wondering if BCMT's software is outdated and if the effort is left to the photographer as opposed to the people who want to see info about the sites.

When I send my photos to my friends, I don't have to resize them. The software does that for me as appropriate.
I don't have a problem with re-sizing my photos in Photo Shop but I am wondering how many paddlers who take photos, have photo software that can re-size them conveniently, if at all, or who would bother. Not many I think.

There are also other various problems with posting on WCMT forum.

It would work better if there were no obstacles at all. Don't you think?

I like the idea of collecting the info on the west coast sites for all to use but I wonder why this doesn't seem to be happening.

Outsider
 

mick_allen

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I see you posting on other forums that you're still having trouble. So, just contact nick directly at the email he has shown at the bottom of each of his posts:
groundcheck@bcmarinetrails.org
[A good proportion of our information comes by email]
 

Rob28

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Paddling28
Good morning Nick: Pat & I are on this site as I am selling my touring kayak. A lot of good information available. Rob
 
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