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I have mentioned how the vista numbering on the Diez Vistas trail is all wonky and some of the original vistas no longer have views. Many people blog about their hikes and one common thing I read is: “Diez Vistas was a great hike, but I only found 3 or 4 of the vistas”. As the trail dates back to the 1980s (I presume), five of the original vistas have become obstructed by trees (yes, how dare they grow and ruin our views !!!).
Strangely enough, four great views at the south end of Buntzen Ridge were never included as official vistas – these being the very first viewpoint of Burrard Inlet/Indian Arm and the three viewpoints on the East point loop (Yes, there is an east point loop !). Also, the signage is poor here (there is no sign) and most people miss out on the three east point loop vistas. There is also a nice viewpoint just after Original Vista #4, that was never included as an original vista.
So I have suggested to BC Hydro to consider renaming the vistas as seen in the two photos below…
I would still keep the Spanish names where present (eg. Punta Apecio and Punta Del Este), but have markers noting the vista numbers. Also, a sign should be put near the first vista, noting where to go to the East Loop and the East Loop By-Pass route.
When putting together the maps of the new vista numbering, a thought occurred to me to name the trail ‘Nuevo Diez Vistas’ or at least have that as an unofficial name.
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It is my hope that BC Hydro will consider my alternate numbering. In the meantime, I hope this will help future hikers on the trail.