"No fuddy-duddies, authors Foster and Aitken provide solid information to hiking the West Coast Trail. Spiced with humorous anecdotes that only years of trail slogging could produce. The illustrations by Nelson Dewey are a delight." --Backpacker Magazine The bestselling Blisters and Bliss has been the trekker's guide to the West Coast Trail since 1989. The seventy-five-kilometre trail on Vancouver Island is rated as one of the world's top ten hikes. In this revised eighth edition of Blisters and Bliss , David Foster and Wayne Aitken once again provide a safe and practical guide for the thousands of hikers who trek the West Coast Trail every year. Current, accurate information about trail access, hiking conditions, and trek planning are combined with hundreds of tips for novices and experienced trekkers alike.