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Hi Susan, The 5 day trip you have booked uses both our base camps for 1 or 2 nights, where tents are already set and the more remote park, paddle in camp spots where we pitch tents we take with us. Our base camp tents are... More
Hi Susan, The 5 day trip you have booked uses both our base camps for 1 or 2 nights, where tents are already set and the more remote park, paddle in camp spots where we pitch tents we take with us. Our base camp tents are set to accommodate 2 adults each, with room for more if necessary; You can stand up in these. The tents we carry with us, for the non base camp nights are 1 person larger than the number of people using them; for the couples they would be 3 man tents & for the solo, 2 man. We never ask guests to share a tent with someone they do not know. Your group would be split into 3 tents, unless your single traveler (& a couple) wish to share. Please inform us your preference and we will make it happen. This is best accomplished by communicating with us directly at the email address we have provided on the booking paperwork. Night time toilet needs. Bring a headlight as you go outside. Trying to go inside the tent is really not recommended. Our base camps have washrooms, but these are typically situated a short distance away. For the nomadic nights, there may or may not be formal washrooms at the sites. You will be provided a toilet kit that helps you deal with it. For those concerned about being outside alone after dark, we suggest grabbing a friend to accompany you. We generally only get black bears where we will be going. These bears do not bother us provided we follow guidelines. These will be made very clear to you at departure but basically involve keeping nothing edible (or that smells good) in your tent. Candy, crackers, toothpaste, cosmetics, etc. need to go back in your kayak overnight.