Tuesday, May 26, 2009.
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This was taken up near the summit of Whistler Mountain, which, as the name kind of implies, is a fairly large portion of Whistler-Blackcomb, the ski resort. Since it’s one of the closest large destination resorts to Seattle (and definitely the largest), those of us in Seattle that call ourselves skiers tend to spend a fair amount of time up there.
The valley that you’re overlooking in this image is the valley that Highway 99 comes up through. It leaves Vancouver, heads up along Howe Sound to Squamish, then cuts into the mountains to Whistler, then it continues on to Pemberton further north-ish. The mountains in the area are all super-young and glacier carved, so they’re super rocky and steep. There’s a huge Provincial Park in the area too, Garibaldi. (Province = state, pretty much). Lots of cool stuff to explore. Sorry if this description seems composed more of random fragmented thoughts than a cohesive story, I’ve been interrupted about 6 times while writing it, and I’m not motivated enough to go back and rewrite it. That’s okay though, just look at the pretty picture and move on.
Notes: Canon Powershot SD700 IS (Point and Shoot). 1/500s, f/8.0.