Hi Everyone! I -Finally- pulled the trigger and bought myself a 4Runner! (Stock TRD Offfroad, no Mods yet). New to offroading but very interested in making it a new hobby!
In a couple weeks I'm planning to head from Victoria to Tofino and would like to put the new truck to work! I've lived on the island for 10 years and frequent Tofino but have never explored everything in between.
I was planning on leaving Victoria, road driving to Port Renfrew, and then -hoping- to take logging roads from Port Renfrew through Carmanah Wallbran to Bamfield and staying the night in Bamfield. Was going to continue from Bamfield to Tofino next morning via Port Alberni. So to summarize the off-road piece:
Renfrew-->Wallbran-->Bamfield-->Port Alberni. (Is it feasible to stop at Nitinat Lake?)
So...I was looking for any wisdom from you all, things I must see, stops I should make, gate closures you may be aware of..or for that fact even if my proposed route is possible....Or if you recommend a different route? And how long do you think it would take?
I've read some other postings and plan to get the Background Mapbook that you all mention.
I plan to do this route on the Sunday/Monday of the May long weekend to remove Logging Trucks from the equation.
I look forward to hearing from you and thanks in advance with my Newbie question.