First time hiking in the Buntzen area and it was definitely enjoyable. Not much new to add from other posts, only a tiny few spots of snow at the top but nothing on the trail. Pretty good weather for middle to end of December, managed to have decent views and no rain at the viewpoints and it only started raining for last 45 minutes or so. There is a pretty awesome rock wall half way along the hike that would have made for some nice bouldering if I had my climbing shoes and a crash pad! Hike took 5 hours car to car at a pretty leisurely pace with 20 minute break at first vista.