Lighterpack: https://lighterpack.com/r/qxqr2t

Gregory Pack (men’s): https://geni.us/GregoryFocal
Gregory Pack (women’s): https://geni.us/Facet55
Pack Liner: https://geni.us/nylofume
Durston X-Mid Tent: : https://geni.us/X-Mid2
Snow Stakes: https://geni.us/SnowStakes
Hammock Gear Tarp: : https://geni.us/HG-SilpolyTarp
Nemo Sleeping Pad: https://geni.us/NemoTensor
Katabatic Quilt: https://geni.us/Flex22
Trekology Pillow: https://geni.us/TrekologyPillow

Chair Zero: https://geni.us/ChairZero
Chair Bag: https://geni.us/HilltopPacks
NaPacks Ditty Bag: https://geni.us/NapacksDitty
Flextail Pump: https://geni.us/TinyPumpX
Nitecore Headlamp: https://geni.us/NU25
Nitecore Powerbank: https://geni.us/NitecoreNB10k
Toothbrush: https://geni.us/FoldingToothbrush
Toothpaste Tabs: https://geni.us/UnpasteTabs
Bumpkin Bags: https://geni.us/BumpkinSnackBags
InReach Mini 2: https://geni.us/InReachMini2
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Hilltop Packs Bag: https://geni.us/HilltopPacks
Pink Spoon: https://geni.us/PinkSpoon
Toaks 650mL Light Pot: https://geni.us/Toaks650Light
BRS3000 Stove: https://geni.us/BRS3000t
Soap: https://geni.us/PikaSummitSuds

Speedgoat 5 Shoes: https://geni.us/HokaSpeedgoat
Injinji Toe Socks: https://geni.us/InjinjiSocks
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MEC Mica Pants: https://geni.us/MECMicaPants
Visp Rain Gear: https://geni.us/VispJacket
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Darn Tough Socks: https://geni.us/DT-Ultralight
EE Torrid Apex Puffy: https://geni.us/TorridApex
Decathlon Fleece Pants: https://geni.us/DecFleecePants
Merino Wool Shirt: https://geni.us/IcebreakerBaseShirt
Mayfly Sandals: https://geni.us/MayflySandals

Garmin InReach Mini: https://geni.us/InReachMini2
Decathlon Down Jacket – https://geni.us/Trek100DownJacketM
REI Flash 55 Pack: https://geni.us/Flash55
Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt: https://geni.us/enigmadown
Garmin Fenix Watch: https://geni.us/FenixWatch
Lanshan 1 Pro Tent: https://geni.us/Lanshan1Pro
X-T4 Camera: https://geni.us/FujiX-T4
GoPro Hero 10: https://geni.us/GoPro-Hero-10
Insta360 One X2: https://geni.us/Insta360-OneX2
Rode Wireless Mic: https://geni.us/Rode-Wireless
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  1. Nate Hoover on August 14, 2022 at 4:32 am

    The drone footage is such a nice addition to your arsenal. I notice all the effort you put into these trip videos and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Not only are your gear videos the most helpful out there (I own the Flash 55, Speedgoats, Xmid and STS Ether Light from your recommendations) but your trip videos are my favorite. Thanks for sharing your wisdom, skill and emotion with us.

  2. Wayne Einarson on August 14, 2022 at 4:32 am

    Watching you on those slippery roots and ladders, I had a strange thought. I wounder if Microspikes would help.

  3. smac22 on August 14, 2022 at 4:33 am

    epic video per usual. love your content

  4. yeeahbro on August 14, 2022 at 4:34 am

    It’s super cool to see this trip video a day after coming off a 5 day solo there myself. It rained at least 70% of the time and was a wild experience. I saw so many sea lions , crabs and even a weasal. Some wolf tracks too ! You’re so right about the vibe of the trail, even being soaked for 3 straight days ( minus the time in tent of course ) it was absolutley stunning and i can’t wait to do it again ! Seems the only difference in our trips was the start and end points ! I went sobo. I love your vids man ! Keep up the great work !!

  5. Lance Garrett on August 14, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Which water filter did you actually use on the trail? The lighter pack doesn’t match the list in the description.

  6. Christian Sikuq on August 14, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Great 4K scenery.

  7. Marty Kincaid on August 14, 2022 at 4:35 am

    This trail is the reason I started hammock camping. There is so much water when it starts raining. One night I felt like I was going to be swept out to sea the surf was so loud when we were pitched on the beach.

  8. MT Minded on August 14, 2022 at 4:39 am

    Excellent job with the variety and quality of footage! All the extra effort that takes during the trip to capture that is greatly appreciated by us viewers living vicariously through you. I felt like I was getting wet watching the video and nearly reached for a towel to dry off. Chef’s kiss.

  9. Stephen Bouchard on August 14, 2022 at 4:40 am

    Great video Justin. Hoping to do this trip next year.

  10. higler on August 14, 2022 at 4:40 am

    How did the Hoka Speedgoat 5’s hold up in those conditions?

  11. Norman C. on August 14, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Very moist hike, but very beautiful scenery 👍 be safe out there my friend ✌️

  12. Joe Dodson on August 14, 2022 at 4:43 am

    Great video Justin! Thanks for sharing. Would love to hear your thoughts on the katabatic quilt (especially relative to the EE quilts you have).

  13. Jarrad Shaw on August 14, 2022 at 4:45 am

    What shoes did you decide to trek through all this wet mess?!?!

  14. RainBoxRed on August 14, 2022 at 4:46 am

    11:04 I’ve never seen a human powered cable car like that, that was heaps cute.

  15. K O'Neill on August 14, 2022 at 4:46 am

    If this is a solo hike, where did you get some of the pan and follow shots? Drone? Or handy help from another hiker?

  16. Bill Petersen on August 14, 2022 at 4:46 am

    That brings back memories. Haven’t done the trail, since the 70’s.
    I’m kitting out, to get back into, packing again. Wow there’s a lot of gear out there.
    In your gear lists, do you prefer your “favourites”. Over some of the gear you took?

  17. Moris Less on August 14, 2022 at 4:47 am

    Was it difficult to get the permit for use of the drone in the park?

  18. Arnold Estrada on August 14, 2022 at 4:50 am

    Oh man that is definitely magical. I went to Vancouver and Vancouver Island in 2019. I didn’t know this existed. Definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing

  19. Lisa Campbell on August 14, 2022 at 4:53 am

    Can you fix the link for the snow stakes? I tried it and it goes to web page not found. Gotta do this hike. Well documented as always.

  20. Jeff Lansing on August 14, 2022 at 4:55 am

    Great video! I’m in Nova Scotia, so haven’t seen much about that trail but it looked beautiful!

  21. David Levine on August 14, 2022 at 4:55 am

    What did you do for your feet wading through all that water and mud?

  22. to be frank on August 14, 2022 at 4:59 am

    Hey justin, i live on the island and have had this on my bucket list for years now. For foot wear, since your feet are essentially guaranteed to get wet, would you recommend trail runners over boots? And how do you mitigate and deal with wet feet on the trail/ camp

  23. Tony Fagan on August 14, 2022 at 5:01 am


  24. Bart Canestra on August 14, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Thanks Justin. What is the selfie stick you’re using with the One X2? It does a great job.

  25. A C on August 14, 2022 at 5:02 am

    Ok , I’m an official idiot, when I first found your channel I thought ( what kind of pretty boy stuff is this) ,, a month later I’m impressed by what my old azz has learned from you 😂 , I feel like I must apologize and ask you please don’t hold it against me , lesson learned, ( don’t judge what you don’t know) . Awesome stuff 👍

  26. Bushcraft_crush on August 14, 2022 at 5:02 am

    Great job Justin awesome awesome trip!!!

  27. Jacqueline Bourgaize on August 14, 2022 at 5:06 am

    Poor Justin. The things he does for us!

  28. Robert Hart on August 14, 2022 at 5:07 am

    Typical Northwest miserable weather. Cold and wet…. I’ll never understand how people love it up there.

    Good video though. You touched it out. Hey, why do you always say “we” in your videos when it’s just you?

  29. Damon on August 14, 2022 at 5:10 am

    Looks amazing! I love the NW… been going up there once a year for the last decade. Look forward to spending more time locally in the colorado mtns. Got a new to me dog. 2.5yr old border collie. And it happens he loves the mtns too! Just started acquiring some cheap gear. Got the speedgoat 4s and when I saw the 5s have step in and a better tongue I had to have them. Love Hokas! Hope I can keep my feet dry!

  30. The Wandering Preacher on August 14, 2022 at 5:11 am

    How do you get your shoes to be comfortable for the next day when they’re still soaking wet? I went backpacking last week and on the last day it down poured heavily. It took about 3 hours before I actually felt water inside my shoe (which was after my pants ended up being soaking wet on the bottom). I’ve been home since Friday night (so three days ago), and my shoes are still wet. First day I just left them out inside of the house to dry, after one day noticing they’re still not dry, I ran about 4 cycles of air dry only in the dryer (using a shoe rack), not wanting to shrink any fabric. Still not completely dry so I ran two cycles of ultra low heat in the dryer and hoping the best, but they’re still wet. I could imagine how unpleasant it would of been like if I had to hike in those for multiple days. I use the Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid Gore-Tex.

  31. she_hikes on August 14, 2022 at 5:12 am

    Welcome to Vancouver Island 🙂

  32. Single Dad Adventures on August 14, 2022 at 5:14 am

    i have my westcoast trail pass for end of Augst

  33. unvexis on August 14, 2022 at 5:15 am

    At 11:50, that contraption is a "steam donkey," used in the past for logging and such. You will find them abandoned in west-coast forests from California up to BC and Alaska.

  34. Wandering Switchback on August 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Another Xmid fan! I’ve been so hesitant to do a rain trip, but I think I need to just DO it. So beautiful up there!

  35. Jackie Niddrie on August 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Looks amazing!!

  36. E Lebron on August 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    That place looks epic.

  37. bidufree on August 14, 2022 at 5:19 am

    Great video! How did you do with your shoes? Maybe I missed that. They seem to have got pretty wet during the day.

  38. M. Hernandez on August 14, 2022 at 5:19 am

    Well, you’re not dehydrated.

  39. TooTall hikes on August 14, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Wow that’s a heck of a trail. Beautiful yet dangerous. Loved the video.

  40. Glenn Dorsey on August 14, 2022 at 5:21 am

    What a great video to enjoy from my sunny, dry study. Impressive videography! You’re really raising your game.

  41. Shawn R on August 14, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Looked like you could have used crampons in a few spots it was so slippery 😁😁😁

  42. linda morassi on August 14, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Great video! Thanks 😊

  43. Abigail Robles on August 14, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing Justin!

  44. Derrick Stableford on August 14, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Ahh the Pacific Rim

  45. Naturliv on August 14, 2022 at 5:24 am

    In which country is this West coast trail, looks nice

  46. John McA on August 14, 2022 at 5:24 am

    It”s such a beautiful hike.

  47. Zane Kreider on August 14, 2022 at 5:26 am

    Finished at Pachena on June 5 in the rain rain rain lol . Happy hiking brother .

  48. Dave Hawes on August 14, 2022 at 5:27 am

    Amazing Justin, never heard of the trail before, I’m right over the other side in Labrador I’m about 2 hours from the Groulx Mountain Area in Quebec, which is a good 6 day hike around the area. Interesting Parks Canada, so how many can hike the route at a time? Do you get tested first. We do at the Gros Morne mountains, the long traverse. In Newfoundland got me YouTube all about the West Coast Trail lol thanks again dave.

  49. Lee McLaren on August 14, 2022 at 5:29 am

    Wow. I thought Scotland was wet 😂 awesome video! Glad you made it safe.

  50. Backcountry Pilgrim on August 14, 2022 at 5:29 am

    Dude the video could have been about toilet maintenance and I still would have clicked that thumb!

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