We made the three hour drive up past Whistler, past the Pemberton Music Festival and up a long switchback road to Joffre Lake Provincial Park early one morning. It rained on the drive up and at the beginning of our 5.5 km route to Upper Joffre Lake – a meagre 400m elevation gain! By the time we had passed the second of the three stunning lakes, the sun was trying to break through and match their shocking beauty. We stopped at the camp ground below the impressive Maltier Glacier to eat lunch while hoping the wind held mosquitoes at bay….
Mount Harvey Trail: 13k, 1405m elevation gain, 4hr. One Lion obscures it’s Sister behind. More photos on Flickr.
View from Orlomah Beach of Indian Arm Provincial Park and BC Hydro’s Buntzen Lake reservoir lands. The Buntzen Powerhouse #2 is straight ahead, with the Diez Vistas Trail mountains up and to the right, and McCombe Lake and Buntzen Lake recessed behind.
Surrounding forest at 700m on Mount Fromme.
View of Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) from the summit of Bear Hill, Bear Hill Regional Park.
Views from the peak of Mount Douglas in Mount Douglas Park, “the largest and most magnificent park” in Saanich.
View of Mt. Seymour, Burrard Inlet and Metro Vancouver from Lynn Peak, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.
View looking west from 2600m up on Lakeview Mountain in Cathedral Park (located southwest of Keremeos, British Columbia). Denture Ridge, Matriarch Mountain, Macabre Tower and Grimface Mountain form the first third of the photo. Goat Lake lies at the end of the valley, the slopes of which are covered with brown dead trees left in the wake of the mountain pine beetle.
View from three quarters of the way up the Feather Trail on Grouse Mountain. Point Grey, Burrard Inlet, and Stanley Park form a nice backdrop to Capilano Lake (at the head of Capilano River Regional Park), with Hollyburn Ridge and Cypress Provincial Park up to the right on the other side of the lake.
Sentinel Hill, West Vancouver.