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Common Plantain
What drives the home gardener mad is good news for the outback-bound as common plantain is common indeed. Young leaves can be eaten as is like lettuce while the more mature ones benefit from steaming or boiling like kale or spinach. Chop and season before eating. Common plantain is a good trail-side source of vitamins C, A and K. Much like aloe, a poultice of crushed plantain leaves is said to be a beneficial treatment for burns and insect stings.
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Backpacking
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These treks take over where the day hikes leave off. The Backpacking section of BC Car-Free details 9 major multi-day excursions with a number of variations. Included are three important coastal hikes along Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim and, for the first time in print anywhere, the entire Sunshine Coast Trail: all 175 km of it!
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1 Backpacking Checklist Brian Grover 7418
2 Garibaldi Park: Access Brian Grover 4591
3 Garibaldi Park: Garibaldi Lake Brian Grover 15031
4 Garibaldi Park: Black Tusk Brian Grover 6547
5 Garibaldi Park: Panorama Ridge Brian Grover 5785
6 Garibaldi Park: Singing Pass Loop Brian Grover 10170
7 Henrietta Lake Brian Grover 10705
8 Sunshine Coast Trail Brian Grover 7545
9 Sunshine Coast Trail Stage 1: Sarah Point to Malaspina Road Brian Grover 13131
10 Sunshine Coast Trail Stage 2: Malaspina Road to Powell Lake Brian Grover 6780
11 Sunshine Coast Trail Stage 3: Powell Lake to Fiddlehead Farm Brian Grover 7887
12 Sunshine Coast Trail-Stage 4: Fiddlehead Farm to Lois River Brian Grover 6384
13 Sunshine Coast Trail-Stage 5: Lois Dam to Saltery Bay Brian Grover 6044
14 Stein River Valley Brian Grover 6622
15 Stein River Valley-Stein Lower Canyon to Mid-Valley Brian Grover 12281
16 Nicomen Lake Brian Grover 8231
17 Juan De Fuca Marine Trail Brian Grover 13137
18 The West Coast Trail- Introduction Brian Grover 13816
19 The West Coast Trail- Day One Brian Grover 5782
20 The West Coast Trail-Day Two Brian Grover 5294
21 The West Coast Trail-Day Three Brian Grover 6498
22 The West Coast Trail-Day Four Brian Grover 4564
23 The West Coast Trail-Day Five Brian Grover 5946
24 The West Coast Trail- Day Six Brian Grover 4873
25 The Mid-Coast Trail Brian Grover 13914
26 Stein Valley Mini-Traverse Brian Grover 8688
 

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