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Labrador Tea
Forgot the tea bags and dying for a cuppa? Look around the camp. Chances are your drippy socks are draped over a Labrador tea bush. Steep the leaves, but not the socks, in boiled water for a tea that was enjoyed by more North American Indians than any other kind. Don't actually boil the leaves however as boiling releases a chemical called ledol which has a number of unpleasant side effects. Pregnant women should avoid Labrador tea altogether. As a mild narcotic, Labrador tea was also an essential ingredient in kinnikinnik, a tobacco-less smoking mixture used by native groups throughout much of North America.
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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!
1 Backpacking Checklist Brian Grover 7503
2 Garibaldi Park: Access Brian Grover 4654
3 Garibaldi Park: Garibaldi Lake Brian Grover 15350
4 Garibaldi Park: Black Tusk Brian Grover 6602
5 Garibaldi Park: Panorama Ridge Brian Grover 5859
6 Garibaldi Park: Singing Pass Loop Brian Grover 10266
7 Henrietta Lake Brian Grover 10853
8 Sunshine Coast Trail Brian Grover 7662
9 Sunshine Coast Trail Stage 1: Sarah Point to Malaspina Road Brian Grover 13558
10 Sunshine Coast Trail Stage 2: Malaspina Road to Powell Lake Brian Grover 6879
11 Sunshine Coast Trail Stage 3: Powell Lake to Fiddlehead Farm Brian Grover 8001
12 Sunshine Coast Trail-Stage 4: Fiddlehead Farm to Lois River Brian Grover 6484
13 Sunshine Coast Trail-Stage 5: Lois Dam to Saltery Bay Brian Grover 6125
14 Stein River Valley Brian Grover 6694
15 Stein River Valley-Stein Lower Canyon to Mid-Valley Brian Grover 12407
16 Nicomen Lake Brian Grover 8424
17 Juan De Fuca Marine Trail Brian Grover 13377
18 The West Coast Trail- Introduction Brian Grover 13960
19 The West Coast Trail- Day One Brian Grover 5845
20 The West Coast Trail-Day Two Brian Grover 5372
21 The West Coast Trail-Day Three Brian Grover 6588
22 The West Coast Trail-Day Four Brian Grover 4616
23 The West Coast Trail-Day Five Brian Grover 6014
24 The West Coast Trail- Day Six Brian Grover 4927
25 The Mid-Coast Trail Brian Grover 14015
26 Stein Valley Mini-Traverse Brian Grover 8802

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