Gay Man Walking

starring in the

Juan De Fuca

Kludahk

trail

and

 

trailer

summary

The Juan De Fuca and Kludahk Trail

 114.5km/71 miles, 8 days, Vancouver Island, Canada

           Watch as Gay Man Walking embarks on another adventure! This time connecting the Juan De Fuca Trail with the Kludahk Trail, both found running parallel to each other somewhere near the coast of Vancouver Island. He would like to get out of the way first and foremost that his fear of bears is present, real,  persistent, and actually probably kept him singing songs in the woods more than ever before, you know, to scare away bears and to keep him company (singing creates echos, echos become friends singing with Ross). The Juan De Fuca is incredibly popular, runs along the coast on the Pacific Ocean, and is appropriately covered in slugs and water. The Kludahk trail is neighbouring it, run by volunteers, is not popular as it's kind of unheard of, and only had like one slug. Both had seven thousand bears, as proven by the many bear poos, his imagination, and because he chose to believe that every tree rustling loudly around him was one coming to steal him and/or his backpack full of cheese (re: imagination). Guys it was problem. But he survived! Also, he fell in love with Canada again and fully understands why the bears haven't just like got up and moved to Tuscany. 

             Join him as he trudges for 8 days through the land of "No Cell Reception, No Pubs, and No Listening to Robyn because Headphones Stop You From Hearing Bears So No 90'd Pop, Ross!." On that note, listening to Robyn as I get mauled would be an alright way to go. Better of dying doing something one loves, right? Or so I told myself to help me carry on through the trail.

            The ins-and-outs of his journey down the 114.5km combo-Canada-trail-extravaganza are here, for your entertainment, education, and misinformation. Who knows? Maybe through all the emotional confessionals, plethora of mistakes made, and overall doe-eyed enthusiasm Ross has for hiking most of the thing, you may gain some insight into what life could be like on trail, the Juan De Fuca and Kludahk Trail in general, and how to wait patiently for a slug to leave the space you are allotted to place your tent on (after all, this is a slug's world and we're just tripping through it).

          Feel free to send him a message here if you have any questions, comments, concerns, feedback, free money, pizza, or just want to tell him the answers to so many of the questions he asks about the nature he films yet know absolutely nothing about. Buckle in for a wild ride of emotions, bee stings, awkward canoe rides, and Ross pretty much being overwhelmed by the spectacular and sheep free nature of Canada...Enjoy!

 

directory

 

Day

1

China Beach to Chin Beach

13 miles, 21 km

JDF

00:00

2

Chin Beach to Payzant Creek

12 miles, 19km

JDF

10:18

3

Payzant Creek to Botanical Beach and back to Payzant Creek

8.75 miles, 14 km

JDF

25:31

4

Payzant Creek to entrance to Kludahk Trail

JDF

35:21

4

...continued, Payzant Creek to North Entrance of Kludahk Trail to Tent Lake

10.25 miles, 16 km

Kludahk

00:00

5

Tent Lake to Noyse Lake

5.5 miles, 8.8 km

Kludahk

8:09

6

Noyse Lake to Tea Hut

6.3 miles, 10 km

Kludahk

14:39

7

Tea Hut to Meadow Cabin

4.5 miles, 7.3 km

Kludahk 25:07

8

Meadow Cabin to China Beach

11 miles, 18 km

Kludahk

35:11

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