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Apart from being edible—and delicious at that—dried spores were used as diaper rash "talcum powder" by the First Nations of BC. Spores were also found to staunch bloodflow when placed on a wound. At one time the brownish spores were used as a photographic flash powder. A large puffball can contain as many as 7500 billion spores. If each of these spores were to grow to maturity the next generation would form a fungus colony some 800 times the size of the earth.
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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 7711
2 Garibaldi Park: Access Brian Grover 4830
3 Garibaldi Park: Garibaldi Lake Brian Grover 16245
4 Garibaldi Park: Black Tusk Brian Grover 6800
5 Garibaldi Park: Panorama Ridge Brian Grover 6056
6 Garibaldi Park: Singing Pass Loop Brian Grover 10592
7 Henrietta Lake Brian Grover 11234
8 Sunshine Coast Trail Brian Grover 7992
9 Sunshine Coast Trail Stage 1: Sarah Point to Malaspina Road Brian Grover 14495
10 Sunshine Coast Trail Stage 2: Malaspina Road to Powell Lake Brian Grover 7154
11 Sunshine Coast Trail Stage 3: Powell Lake to Fiddlehead Farm Brian Grover 8313
12 Sunshine Coast Trail-Stage 4: Fiddlehead Farm to Lois River Brian Grover 6750
13 Sunshine Coast Trail-Stage 5: Lois Dam to Saltery Bay Brian Grover 6308
14 Stein River Valley Brian Grover 6891
15 Stein River Valley-Stein Lower Canyon to Mid-Valley Brian Grover 12807
16 Nicomen Lake Brian Grover 8908
17 Juan De Fuca Marine Trail Brian Grover 13780
18 The West Coast Trail- Introduction Brian Grover 14272
19 The West Coast Trail- Day One Brian Grover 6041
20 The West Coast Trail-Day Two Brian Grover 5529
21 The West Coast Trail-Day Three Brian Grover 6831
22 The West Coast Trail-Day Four Brian Grover 4789
23 The West Coast Trail-Day Five Brian Grover 6169
24 The West Coast Trail- Day Six Brian Grover 5088
25 The Mid-Coast Trail Brian Grover 14302
26 Stein Valley Mini-Traverse Brian Grover 9128
 

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