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 knowing where I’m going is okay, I just wish I was on the way 🙂
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.
Despite the residential area only a few hundred metres away, solitude can be found on a lonely spit and with a bright jacket, you can stand out in a crowd even when no one is around.
While repurposing fallen trees for fencing makes practical sense, it takes a comical person to leave the root system intact.
One of the photos I took on a self-challenge to come up with as many local, neon signs as possible during a month. Despite the name and description, it is a Greek restaurant!
Somewhere between here and there, we decided to take a break and stopped for coffee in Lillooet. While we looked forward with anticipation to drinking our brew, it almost seemed a shame to destroy our barista’s creation.
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.