2014 Wish List of sites to be checked

Discussion in 'BC MARINE TRAILS NETWORK - Assistance Required' started by Nick Heath, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Nick Heath

    Nick Heath Paddler

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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
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  2. NorthIslandKayak

    NorthIslandKayak Paddler

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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.
     
  3. Nick Heath

    Nick Heath Paddler

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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
     
  4. Nick Heath

    Nick Heath Paddler

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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
     
  5. Outsider

    Outsider Paddler

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    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
     
  6. Outsider

    Outsider Paddler

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    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
     
  7. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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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]