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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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

After days of freeze-dried food, backpacker Steve Thues is in burger heaven at Chez Monique, a tarp-covered “restaurant” on the beach run by a local couple. It’s about midway along the trail near the Carmanah lighthouse.