Eagle Bluff Viewpoint

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    This post is for Eagle Bluff viewpoint hike near Buntzen Lake.
    For the Eagle Bluffs hike at Cypress Provincial Park, please go HERE.

    Today was a weird day. I had no intention of hiking in the morning and by the early afternoon I was getting the itch. I then figured I would do the Lakeview Trail. After I had a venti iced mocha, I decided to hike to Polytrichum Lookout. But on the way up I saw a small sign for a turnoff to ‘Eagle Bluff’, which I have never been. So I detoured off the main Halvor Lunden trail on my way to Eagle Bluff. Below is today’s route with some POIs for reference (click on for larger image)…

    map

    Below are two views from the Eagle Bluff…

    view buntzen

    view south


    Today’s stats were:

    Return distance: 5 km
    Elevation gain: 250 m

    So, as you can see it isn’t a strenuous hike by any means, but the views are decent.

    Here is a view of the bluff taken from the east end of the Buntzen Lake Floating Bridge…

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    Below are some trail photos…

    Trail to Eagle Bluff Lookout

    trail 3

    Trail to Eagle Bluff Lookout

    At the viewpoint I saw a old logging relic…

    logging relic

    And here’s the high point on the bluff…

    Rock at Eagle Bluff

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    Before heading out on your hike, make sure you are well prepared. This means, having the TEN ESSENTIALS. It is also important to leave a trip plan (route details and estimated return time) with someone you trust.

    Bring your smartphone, fully charged and put it in airplane mode while hiking. I always bring back-up battery packs for extra piece of mind. It is highly recommended that you bring a GPS device; I use my smartphone with a GPS app (Backcountry Navigator). The GPS will work in airplane mode. Learn how to use it before your hike.

    For anyone new to hiking, there is a rule to which hikers follow; it is called “Leave No Trace” or LNT. The concept is generally to pack out what you pack in and respect nature, so all future visitors can enjoy what you have enjoyed.
    To learn more about LNT, please check out this BLOG by a certified LNT Trainer.

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