Sharon hiked a 3 day section of the Juan de Fuca trail which is fairly close to Victoria. She enjoyed it and has been talking about hiking the popular West Coast Trail this year. I bought her the guidebook and agreed to go with her on two conditions 1) we pack ultralight and 2) we move fast. I’m not much for slogging along at a slow pace with an expedition pack on. It’s not fun and all the luxuries you can carry along are more than offset by the suffering they cause. Cruising along in running shoes and daypacks sounds like a whole lot more fun and as a bonus it will take up less of Sharon’s limited annual holidays.
I won’t be pushing for this trip so it will be interesting to see if Sharon feels like putting in the effort to organize this adventure.