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Cave Johnson
08-03-2011, 02:43 PM
Flying into Seattle Friday, staying for a week. Where should we look at hiking/camping?

Halfcan
08-03-2011, 03:22 PM
British Columbia is AWESOME!!!!

You can camp righ on the coast of Prince William Sound. beautiful!!

CanadaKC
08-03-2011, 03:27 PM
some good choices are Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park ..which is located past Whistler and near the town of Pemberton. Black Tusk near Whistler is amazing...but it's a tough tough hike up to the Garibaldi Lake. You then hike up to the top of the Tusk the next day...(Black Tusk refers to an eroded volcano shute at the top of the mountain). Diamondhead is also good...also located in Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Extra Point
08-03-2011, 03:32 PM
:shrug:Where there aren't any bears, for one?

The Poz
08-03-2011, 03:32 PM
Hit one of the Islands within the Vancouver Gulf. Maybe Pender or Salt Spring.

http://galiano-island.travel.bc.ca/regions/gulf-islands/southern/

MOhillbilly
08-03-2011, 03:34 PM
you gonna get bear raped!

Cave Johnson
08-03-2011, 03:47 PM
you gonna get bear raped!

Probably, but it beats staying in this heat. ;)

Bought bear spray, which is probably worthless. Would feel better with a .357.

MOhillbilly
08-03-2011, 03:53 PM
Probably, but it beats staying in this heat. ;)

Bought bear spray, which is probably worthless. Would feel better with a .357.

bear spray only attracts them. Real men hunt bahr with a switch btw.

LiveSteam
08-03-2011, 04:53 PM
357 just gonna make a big old grizzly mad at you.

Bwana
08-03-2011, 05:02 PM
Probably, but it beats staying in this heat. ;)



Heh, that will only make you taste like pepper. :D

Halfcan
08-03-2011, 05:20 PM
Probably, but it beats staying in this heat. ;)

Bought bear spray, which is probably worthless. Would feel better with a .357.


I think an Air horn would be better. I think you are supposed to stand your ground.

Or you could tell them they are beautiful and try and hug them like Grizzly Man.

Bwana
08-03-2011, 05:31 PM
. I think you are supposed to stand your ground.



Black bear yes, grizzly, no.

suzzer99
08-03-2011, 06:02 PM
I am friend with the guy who owns and runs Whistler Discovery Tours: http://whistlerdiscoverytours.com/whistler_scenic_tours.html

I think he can pretty much guarantee you'll see bears.

Cave Johnson
08-04-2011, 09:58 AM
some good choices are Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park ..which is located past Whistler and near the town of Pemberton. Black Tusk near Whistler is amazing...but it's a tough tough hike up to the Garibaldi Lake. You then hike up to the top of the Tusk the next day...(Black Tusk refers to an eroded volcano shute at the top of the mountain). Diamondhead is also good...also located in Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Black Tusk looks fantastic. The distance seems reasonable..... is it the elevation that makes it tough?

Mr. Flopnuts
08-04-2011, 10:19 AM
Hiking? Drive south toward Mt. St. Helens and hike the Ape Caves. 1900 year old lava tunnels in the mountain, and it is an awesome hike. My suggestion is to hike up the mountain and down the tunnels, rather than vice versa.

You will need a lamp as it's pitch dark down there, and dress warmly. It's always 48 degrees down there. Always. Check it out.

http://www.mountsthelens.com/ape-caves.html

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSgmygrIoPXxcHI8oRQqCpjYVY3VV8H8Y3XYEVv4BNqdCNv1_N_ow

Mr. Flopnuts
08-04-2011, 10:23 AM
Wallace Falls up in Gold Bar is another awesome hike. Just take I-5 North to Everett and hop on the Deuce (Highway 2) to Gold Bar. It's about 8 miles to the upper falls and will challenge you. You can even keep going a full 13 miles to the lake past the Falls.

http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Wallace%20Falls

suzzer99
08-04-2011, 10:52 AM
Hiking? Drive south toward Mt. St. Helens and hike the Ape Caves. 1900 year old lava tunnels in the mountain, and it is an awesome hike. My suggestion is to hike up the mountain and down the tunnels, rather than vice versa.

You will need a lamp as it's pitch dark down there, and dress warmly. It's always 48 degrees down there. Always. Check it out.

http://www.mountsthelens.com/ape-caves.html

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSgmygrIoPXxcHI8oRQqCpjYVY3VV8H8Y3XYEVv4BNqdCNv1_N_ow

He said British Columbia, not southern Washington.