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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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Buntzen Lake: Academy Trail E-mail
(10 - user rating)
Written by Brian Grover   
Access: Click for details on Getting to Buntzen Lake.
Level: Moderate
Distance: 4 km
Time: 2 hr
Elevation Change: 100 m
Season: April - Nov
Map: 92 G/7
Multiple-Use: Open to Mountain Bikes, Horses and Hikers

This equestrian trail provides access to the Park, connecting up with Powerhouse Road about halfway along the eastern shore of Buntzen Lake.

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