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Devil's Club
No, not a place where off-duty satanists hang out. Devil's club is a member of the ginseng family and as such is said to have curative powers for several afflictions. Commonly associated with the word "ouch!" this thorny understory shrub can otherwise be identified by large limp, maple-shaped leaves and a cluster of red berries. In coastal British Columbia devil's club was traditionally used to provide relief from arthritis and rheumatism. As a wilderness food source, young stems of the devil's club can be cooked as greens while the roots can be peeled, rinsed and chewed raw. Devil's club bark was once mixed with various kinds of berries and boiled to make purplish dye for native basketry.
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06
Feb
2007
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Buntzen Lake: Energy Trail E-mail
(11 - user rating)
Written by Brian Grover   
Access: Click for details on Getting to Buntzen Lake.
Level: Easy
Distance: 1 km
Time: 20 min
Elevation Change: 15 m
Season: Year Round
Map: 92 G/7
Multiple-Use: Closed to Mountain Bikes and Horses

You won't need much energy to undertake the Energy Trail. Interpretive information on local floral and fauna is the highlight of this pleasant amble.

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