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After the long break we drove all day through the forest!

After a relatively short night, we replenished our food supplies at the Port Hardy supermarket. Afterwards we updated our information about the campgrounds at the tourist information office. During the planning we could only find vague information about the tent possibilities on the route to Campbell River. Fortunately, we were given a detailed backcountry road atlas at the information office, where a lot of places were marked. So we could transfer them to our paper maps. Thus we got a little more security, because we did not want to rely only on the POI of the Openstreetmap maps.

In somewhat cool weather, we now started on the Island Highway. The relatively small road with very good surface (compared to Alaska/Yukon) led us the whole day through the forest!

On the way we encountered an unusual number of logging trucks (no wonder in the forest...), but these overtook us whenever possible with good distance.

Towards evening we reached the end of Nimpkish Lake after 80km (felt like 40km). Based on our research, we found the unsigned entrance to the campground at the first gravel road after the railroad bridge. We followed this and after a steep path to the lake we reached so the beautiful simple campground (There are only Plumsklos and a trough for the waste).

Port Hardy – Lake Nimpkish

Distance 78.9 km Elevation ↑ 752.0 m ↓ 738.0 m