The indefatigable Halvor Lunden has built some great trails in the area, but in my opinion, this is his best work. This trail is quite steep and has a strong resemblance to the Williams Ridge Trail in the Chilliwack River Valley. What makes it unique is the fact that it is never busy. In fact, I can count on two hands the number of people I've run into on this trail in the last three years. Take into consideration how busy the Buntzen Lake corridor is, and that is quite the statement. It also has a wonderful summit view of the seldom visited Coquitlam/Pitt Divide.
The snowpack of 2004/05 on the coast has been well documented (HORRIBLE!), so this was as good a chance as any to carry out my plan. I took off from my Coquitlam area house and drove through the just opened gate into the Buntzen Lake corridor at 8:30am. I received some funny stares from some passersby, and finally one gentleman inquired, "What's with the skis?"
I walked the Powerhouse Road to the north end of Buntzen Lake and started up the steep trail. Swan Falls is quite appealing, and a great place for some water and a rest. [photo]z4.jpg[caption]Swan Falls[/photo]
I continued to hike and found snow at about 2700ft. This is where it became interesting, as the new snow was making travel up the... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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