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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Backpack on the wild side along B.C.’s West Coast Trail

Leaving a campsite on B.C.’s West Coast Trail, Alec Bialek, left, and Steve Thues, of Sammamish, wade across a creek where it empties onto a beach. Said their hiking companion (and photographer) Steve Ringman: “Our toes felt like little pebbles from the cold water.”