I took a bear bell with me while I hiked the Buntzen Lake Trail. While I’d prefer to listen to the forest sounds on a hike, the bell alerts bears that I’m around so they stay clear. They have as much desire to run into me as I have for them. Continue reading Bears of Buntzen Lake
One hundred years ago, loggers swarmed into the forests of Anmore chopping down every tree to haul back to Port Moody. They chopped notches in the cedars to insert a platform where they could stand to reach the straight part of the tree before cutting it to the ground. Continue reading Buntzen Lake’s Nurse Stumps
Anyone living in my corner of the world, has to get used to the rain. While this makes for a dreary winter, the plus side is tall trees, the freshness of the forest and a deep appreciation for every sunny day. Continue reading Buntzen Lake Trail
I took no notice of the beauty of my hometown. It wasn’t until I returned that I saw what my eyes had overlooked in the past.
Now I’ve moved country and don’t have that glazed eye attitude but sometimes I forget what’s close at hand. That’s why I returned to Buntzen Lake, a short drive from where I live. It’s tucked away in a quiet corner near the Village of Anmore surrounded by B.C.’s tall Douglas firs and cedars. Continue reading Buntzen Lake