Saturday, July 20, 2013

Diez Vistas Trail

This week in the continued good weather I walked the Diez Vistas Trail near Buntzen Lake with Mojo.

The last time I walked here a couple of years ago it had clouded up and the views were not so great, today however it remained mostly sunny.

We cross the far Southern end of Buntzen Lake on the floating bridge before starting the steep ascent up the Diez Vistas Trail.


After a lengthy slog through the forest we get to the first lookout with views of Bedwell Bay.


A short distance further we reach the main viewpoint which provides panoramic views across Indian Arm and Metro Vancouver.  North Vancouver is the stretch of land just across the water and Downtown is in the far-right in the distance.


Mojo takes in the view too.

Mojo on Diez Vistas Trail lookout

The far end of this peninsula reaching into Indian Arm with the island on the end is Jug Island Beach (and Jug Island) where we have walked a few times before. The cove on the opposite side of the water with the marina is Deep Cove.


Further along the ridge we get views to the North up Indian Arm


The trail gradually drops down at the far end of the ridge and brings us beyond the North end of Buntzen Lake.  Views here across McCombe Lake as we walk back towards North Beach of Buntzen.


Then we get our first glimpse again of Buntzen Lake. 


We stopped for lunch at the North Beach where Mojo cooled off and swam before walking back along the East trail via the Dog Beach to the car.  It was lovely at Buntzen but being school holidays and a warm sunny July day the trails around the lake and beaches were all very busy so no worth stopping for snaps.

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