Cypress Mountain Ski Area was the venue for the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding events of the 2010 Winter Olympics. As a legacy I guess the green rings will remain forever.
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.
Not the harvest or super moon, still it seems oversized. So blame it on lens distortion or a hole in the hard drive where the photo is stored or it’s an alien portal to a far away living room or I imbibed too much moonshine at supper!
Driving back from 100 Mile House in a winter fog with some added blur from taking photos on the move through an open window.
An end of July photo with the ice broken up, but barely off the lake which is cleverly named after the mountain hovering in the background – Rainbow Mountain which resides directly across the highway from Whistler/Blackcomb mountains. A beautiful 8 kilometre jaunt up 825 metres from heavily treed forest to open alpine and a perfect end view. Some of the initial trail also caters to mountain bike riders until it gets too steep and rocky.
Later there are are couple of neat bridges and several boardwalks crossing the marshlands, although with heavy runoff several muddy portions can still exist. No camping allowed since the lake also serves as part of the Whistler water supply; however, stopping to take photos does not appear to be banned!
Taking heed that a change in the weather was forecasted for Wednesday with a return to overcast skies, we opted to hit the beach for a stroll along the waterfront. After a week of chillier temperatures and stronger winds the smog has almost completely dissipated returning a brightness to the horizon. It also allows for a much clearer view of Mount Baker to the east so I took a few shots to add to the collection.