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Vanilla Leaf
While modern adventurers smear their skin with toxic chemicals to keep pesky bugs at bay, natives of the Pacific Northwest took a less carcinogous approach. The fresh-squeezed juice of common Vanilla Leaf was applied to fend off mosquitos and black flies. Dried leaves, smelling faintly of vanilla, were hung in bunches about the longhouse for the same purpose. A potion of boiled Vanilla Leaf was used to wash bedding to eliminate bed bugs and mites and as a hair treatment to fend off lice and fleas. Look for Vanilla Leaf at trailside in heavy forest wherever moisture accumulates.
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07
Feb
2007
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Buntzen Lake: Lakeview Trail E-mail
(11 - user rating)
Written by Brian Grover   
Access: Click for details on Getting to Buntzen Lake.
Level: Difficult
Distance: 6 km
Time: 3 hr
Elevation Change: 150 m
Season: April - November
Map: 92 G/7
Multiple-Use: Open to Mountain Bikes, Horses and Hikers

This and the following trails provide a network for horse and bike riders to loop around Buntzen Lake. The Lakeview Trail connects Pumphouse Road to the Old Buntzen Lake Trail following the rugged ridge above Buntzen Lake's western shore.
 

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+1 #1 Lakeview TrailBob 2014-04-26 14:40
This is a great trail - well maintained and not busy at all.

For more info and pictures of this trail, check this out...

http://www.buntzenlake.ca/lakeview-trail/
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