Friday Jan 8 Teresa and I hiked from White Pine Beach to the junction with Diez Vistas trail, half along the logging road, and half along the parallel Ted’s Trail, then back along the ridge of Sugar Mountain (sometimes known as Buntzen Ridge). We enjoyed a lovely 4 hour walk under drizzle, 7.4km with 360m elevation gain, and met 6 people and 4 nice dogs. It’s a nice trail, a good workout, not much mud, and lovely trees and greenery. GPS track available. The time we parked at Buntzen Lake the stats were 4.5 hours / 9.4 km / 560m because of climbing the hill twice.
We saw several trees deeply sculpted by pileated woodpeckers.
— Denis Laplante