Not the usual view of Joffre Lake. Most are satisfied with the 5 Kilometer and 400 meter hike up to the top lake to view the surrounding mountains and glacier. This view was captured from about halfway up to the summit of Mount Tszil while hiking along the moraine.
An interesting bridge crossing the creek on the way up to Rainbow Lake near Whistler BC. While the platforms and stairs leading onto the bridge have been pushed around by yearly runoffs, the a-frame system keeps the main plank crossing intact.
Not the first time time being caught in a sudden mountain storm. Rather than zero in on anything, I kept the lens away from the trees and let the camera focus wherever it decided which left the branches swirling in a foggy state.
Taken quite a few years ago when I was still geocaching on some of my outings. I’d found a cache on Lynn Peak and stopped for lunch. Lacking anything better to do I took a few of my trading items and set them up in the snow. Let the meeting come to order!
Not marked as such but a danger sign could be attached to this paragliding platform on the top of Bear Mountain near Harrison Hot Springs. Jump off the far side and it’s 1100 metres down to the valley floor.
Sometimes looking at rocks can be the same as watching clouds to try and see shapes. On the far right end I choose to see a button eye, pointy nose and a sad downward shaped mouth. By the way, most of the rocks I’ve met are pretty dense.
Only an 1100 metre elevation gain and scramble until you’re atop Yak. From there the 360° view is all mountains, all the time; but if you squint carefully you might be able to pick out your vehicle parked at the maintenance area near the Coquihalla Summit.
To me, a good match means a trail pulling me further into the mountains. Aside from the fun of picking one’s way across the creek to the other side, this trail to Opal Cone always seems reminiscent of the journey to Mordor – especially in deep fog.
A few years ago, once at the col we had the choice to either head south or go north up to Mount Webb, since time would not allow us to bag both peaks. So while not exactly a new horizon, a climb to the summit of Mount MacDonald may definitely find a spot on next year’s todo list.