On the weekend we took our first hike of the season. It was a warm-up short hike around Buntzen Lake. We had invited red jane out for dinner since she's moving east at the end of the month, and I suggested she arrive a little earlier so we could go for a hike close by.
I thought it would be a bit cooler and muckier at Buntzen Lake, but it was fairly warm and quite dry. The dry winter really made a difference. There was a little snow to be seen up on these peaks, but not much. It was also quite a bit busier in the park that I expected. It's a popular spot in the summer for BBQs and swimming, but I didn't think people would bother much with the lake in the spring.
There's a suspension bridge at the lake's north end, just over an hour from the lake's south end where we started. The water was beautifully still.
I took the photo from the suspension bridge.
View from the north beach.
It was great to be on a well maintained trail with lots of ups and downs, but nothing too steep to climb. I think this was an excellent warm-up for our future hikes. Perhaps we should make it our annual warm-up trail. My legs were a little tired because I had also run 12 k that morning, so any more of an intense hike and someone would have had to carry me.
The next hike will be Diez Vista?