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Hike to Little Horn
Timestamp Free: 2018.12.15 - 06:05:38
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
(1 days) Elevation Gain: 500m
Participants: Klaus Haring
Difficulty: 1: Some rough steep trail, stream crossing without bridges
A moderate day hike
Little Horn is a small bump on the steep slopes east of Indian Arm. Its main attribute seems to be that it has an official name on the map. When reading Robins trip report to Dilly Dally I was reminded that I had not been to that area for many years. Little Horn seemed like it should be a fairly mellow day hike. Ever after the skytrain had been extended to Coquitlam I had considered trying to access Buntzen Lake via transit, but with the short fall days I decided to drive. I hit the first glitch when I tried to take the Barnet hiway to Port Moody. I found it blocked by police cars with flashing blue lights just north of Hastings street. I had to drive up and around the southside of Burnaby Mountain. I also had considered starting my hike at Anmore directly north along the westside of the lake to make it a longer partial loop, but there was no parking along the main road. So I parked at the southend of the Buntzen Lake lot. Then as soon as I started south towards the floating bridged I found a sign saying that the westside trail was closed. It offered a 1 hour detour via the Lakeview Trail that goes higher with more up and down. I was not sure whether I had the extra time, so headed up the eastside.
[photo]20181117_091507.jpg[caption]Buntzen Lake South Beach, Little Horn far in the back.[/photo]
I had started out wearing my fleece over a thin sweater and a ball cap expecting to come into the sun soon on the westside, but in the frosty shadows I quickly became very cold and had to put on my goretex, buttoned up to my chin and the hood over my cap. Thus bundled up I hiked all the way to North Beach even though the trail climbed more above the shore than I remembered. Only in the sun was I able to take off my hood and loosen a few buttons. With the long flat road and...
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