I usually backpack solo but I am so glad I decided to walk this trail as a guided trip with Get Outside. The West Coast Trail hands you a different challenge every day and our two amazing guides, Rachel and Cole, made sure we were ready for it. They provided strategies for handling the various types of terrain we encountered and expertly handled all the details like tide times, route selection, campsite selection, daily departure times, meal planning and preparation (the food was SO good!!!), etc. It was liberating for me to leave the details to them and walk with a clear mind, focusing on the beauty of the trail. Each person in our group brought their unique perspective to the trail and getting to know each of them made my own journey even more special.