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Skunk Cabbage
Though not in themselves palatable, skunk cabbage leaves had a zillion uses around the aboriginal kitchen. The unusually large leaves were ideal for lining and covering containers, lining steam pits, making fruit leather and sun drying seafood. Bears are known to bung themselves up by ingesting copious quantities of mud just prior to settling in for that long winter nap. Come springtime they seek out the laxative properties of skunk cabbage to -- stand back -- flush the system.
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06
Feb
2007
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Buntzen Lake: Lindsay Lake Loop E-mail
(11 - user rating)
Written by Brian Grover   
Access: Click for details on Getting to Buntzen Lake.
Level: Challenging
Distance: 15 km
Time: 7 hr
Elevation Change: 1020 m
Season: June - October
Map: 92 G/7
Multiple-Use: Open to Mountain Bikes and Hikers Only

Popular Lindsay Lake Loop follows Buntzen Creek up to Eagle Ridge and along the ridgeline to Lindsay Lake. As you reach high ground you'll come to a fork in the trail called El Paso.

Things are looking up: Century old red cedar stumps, many hosting a new generation, bear the scars of springboard logging throughout the Buntzen Lake area. This shot was taken from inside a giant hollow stump.
Hollow Stump

Take the left fork through old-growth forest past five different westward facing viewpoints. At Lindsay Lake the trail loops back following a different route through a sprinkling of mountain tarns. At El Paso once again you'll regain the main route back to the park.

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0 #2 linda 2010-11-04 00:32
I liked this article very much. I think that you and I may have the same interest.
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+2 #1 Guest 2009-10-22 15:29
very nice - did it today (Oct 22, 2009) in misty conditions and saw a family of deer near a stream just south of a lookout called "west point". Very magic. Lake district trails starting to flood. very wet. 6 hours exactly.
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