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Some would say the first plant: ever! A gigantic earlier relative of the common horsetail thrived in the Carboniferous era and eventually became our present day coal deposits. Containing silica, horsetails make a natural "sandpaper." On the west coast horsetails and salmon slime were used to polish masks, canoes, bone tools and soapstone pipes. In spite of the rough texture of the stalk, the young plant heads can be eaten as asparagus.
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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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