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Buntzen Lake hikes
posted by: LisaB13   email this member
Posted Saturday, May 18 at 12:56 AM
Sat, May 18 at 12:56 AM
Regarding trail Buntzen Lake Diez Vistas near Vancouver, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Buntzen-Lake-Diez-Vistas-near-Vancouver-BC-80

Hi there,

I was just wondering if anyone has any information on the longer Buntzen Lake hikes? My boyfriend and I were hoping to do the Dilly Dally Loop and we were wondering if there was anywhere to camp overnight on that hike? Thanks!


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thope ( Ted Hope )  email this member
Posted Saturday, May 18 at 2:09 AM
Sat, May 18 at 02:09 AM
Regarding trail Buntzen Lake Diez Vistas near Vancouver, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Buntzen- Lake-Diez-Vistas-near-Vancouver-BC-80

The Dilly Dally Trail
I have hiked this trail and I'd say there are tent sites in the lake district although I did not stay overnight. Be warned however that you may encounter snow at the peak. I visited last on July 2 and there was approximately 1m of snow in the lakes area. The snow was not visible from the city.


trails page for HyperbootRe: Buntzen Lake hikes
Hyperboot ( Wade Parrish )  email this member
Posted Monday, May 20 at 3:53 PM
Mon, May 20 at 03:53 PM
Regarding trail Buntzen Lake Diez Vistas near Vancouver, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Buntzen- Lake-Diez-Vistas-near-Vancouver-BC-80

When hiking overnight in this area, make sure to contact the Buntzen Park headquarters to give them your names and vehicle information. Tell them and others you're route and your planned time for your return. This park closes it's gates at dusk and the staff are alerted when cars are left abandoned. These proceedures ensure our volunteer SARs team get a good night's sleep.

My group has hiked the Dilly Dally loop, we were just over 12 hours return time to the parking lot. GPS logged the trail lengh at 26 km. Elevation gain is about 1000 metres. Views at the top are marvellous. Baker to Blackcomb, Semour to Golden Ears, it is meadowlike on the top ridge where all the lakes are. The trees are windswept, their tops snapped off like their larger counterparts on the West Coast Trail. The insects are ready for lunch when you stop for a break. Make sure you are knowledgable on no trace techniques and it's probably best to plan on not having a campfire. Cellphone coverage is intermitant at best. There are many spots to set up for the night. Play safe, have fun!



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