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Old Posted May 19, 2014, 3:11 AM
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Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton photos

Few photos from a hike up the amazing Stawamus Chief in Squamish. Some sources claim it to be the second largest granite monolith in the world. More photos in here.





The Grand Wall - loved by rock climbers around the world.




Here we go!




Terrain gets more challenging the higher up you go.








Do not wear flip-flops on The Chief...








The first summit (610m) and the amazing Howe Sound.




Yup, all summits are spectacular, but a bit scary!


Squamish below the second summit (655m).








Atwell Peak (2655m) behind Squamish.


On our way to the third summit.




On top of the third summit (700m), looking at backcountry.




Squamish Valley
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Old Posted May 19, 2014, 6:20 AM
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Awesome set, Klazu. Post more if you've got 'em.
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Great shots Klazu! If you ever get a chance you gotta hike Upper Shannon Falls as well. I've hiked the chief countless times but never Upper Shannon Falls until a cpl weeks ago. It is spectacular!
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thanks for the photos! maybe be time to update the copyright date on your pics to 2014 from 2012?
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Awesome shots!!! I'm guessing you did Second Peak, love that one, First is a bit too crowded at the top, must get there in the next couple of weeks!
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Thanks guys! I always appreciate all your comments.

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If you ever get a chance you gotta hike Upper Shannon Falls as well. I've hiked the chief countless times but never Upper Shannon Falls until a cpl weeks ago. It is spectacular!
I have only done The Chief once, but I want to get back there this summer. Also Upper Shannon Falls has been on my radar for quite some time and with the new gondola now operational, I think it will make the downhill part much more enjoyable.

So I haven't done that hike just yet, but am definitely planning to!

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Maybe be time to update the copyright date on your pics to 2014 from 2012?
These photos are actually from July 2012. I just have an awful backlog of stories to blog about and only now got to posting these old photos online.

There is so much going on and so many interesting places to visit that I am completely overwhelmed by it still after two years of living in here. So much more photos to follow later on...
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Awesome shots!!! I'm guessing you did Second Peak, love that one, First is a bit too crowded at the top, must get there in the next couple of weeks!
I did the second and the third peak. I agree with you that the first peak looks very crowded, but I want to do that the next time. Second peak is a bit meh, but the third one is very nice, as you get to see the backcountry as well. Also along the way there you get those amazing views of the Atwell Peaks.
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Here's a very nice Whistler time lapse video.

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I opened my season today in Whistler. It was a pretty good day despite the clouds and snowing. No drama on the Sea-to-Sky Highway this weekend.







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Driving from Kamloops through Whistler is a spectacular drive back to Vancouver even in the worst of weather. Photos between north of Lillooet and Pemberton. Part of our Family Day trip to Sun Peaks.

Fraser River deep in the canyon.


Some fresh glacier water joining Fraser.


Arriving to Lillooet.


Beginning of Sea to Sky Highway.








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Wow, thanks. I clicked on the SUNPEAKS link.
Unfortunately, I do not read or speak Finnish.
What is the route? Does it take in Whistler, Pemberton, the Duffy Lake Road, to become the Sea-to-Sky?

Gotta add: that granite ridge in the pix higher up wind through a sort of pine forest in an almost "enchanted forest" way. Corny, but that's what I get.
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Use Google Translator or just enjoy the photos.

Like the photo captions say, there are on Highway 99 between north of Lillooet and Pemberton.
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This year's hiking season got really started this past saturday as we made out way to Squamish to climb the lonely trail to the small Petgill Lake. Enjoy!



The trail begins green...





...but gets pretty dark around the halfway.





Unfortunately there is extensive clearcutting ongoing in the mid-mountain.











You can see the logging roads even from above.



Even more clearcutting on the other side of Howe Sound.



The tiny namesake lake.



Squamish, Stawamus Chief and Mount Garibaldi.



View from the top. The magnificent Howe Sound!







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Last weekend we celebrated the midsummer solstice by driving around the Coastal Mountains. It's a beautiful 600km drive that we did last time back in 2013. The route from Vancouver is Hope-Lytton-Lillooet-Pemberton-Whistler and back.

I highly recommend this long day trip as it offer best views in BC! This time around it took us 14 hours to drive this loop route.



Fraser Canyon views along Trans-Canada Highway.













High above the canyon floor.





Hell's Gate is a quiet tourist stop along the route. It's the narrowest point along Fraser River.















Trains passing by every 30 minutes are up to 3 kilometers long.



Nearby Lytton there is a forest fire raging since two weeks. They got some rain (and snow) a week ago, but it wasn't enough to put it off. Looks spectacular from a distance.







Museum train cart in Lytton.





Valley panorama nearby Lytton.



Seton Lake is a crystal-clear reservoir nearby Lillooet.





On Sea to Sky Highway between Lillooet and Pemberton.





Beautiful Joffre Lake before Pemberton.

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Nice photos, Klazu! It's amazing that all this beautiful scenery is just in our backyard and it looks like you are having a great time. I recommend you take an adventure to Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park just south of Whistler. Here is my pic taken last September on my Nokia Lumia 1020:


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Great pictures guys, thanks!
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I recommend you take an adventure to Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park just south of Whistler.
Thanks and very nice photo as well! That hike is on my list, but I don't know when we might make it there. Hopefully soon!
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I realize that most in here have made the 11 minute ride on Peak 2 Peak in Whistler, but not sure how many have done it in summer. On a sunny day the views are amazing.





Going up Blackcomb mountain.










On top of Blackcomb with sweet views.




Peak 2 Peak station.




Gondola that you will trust your life with.






Last tower before 3 kilometers of nothing!










Valley bottom 436 meters below.




High above the valley.




Finally on the other side.


Three world records.


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Red Bull BASE jump from Peak 2 Peak.
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Great photos, thank you Klazu. Neat to see those mountains in the summer.
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Here is plenty of more beautiful Whistler on a warm day in August. It was close to +30 even on the summit when we hiked the amazing High Note Trail around Whistler Mountain. Enjoy!





Chair lift to the top of Whistler.







Whistler summit



Village down below.



Blackcomb on the opposite side.







Beginning of the trail.



Creekside Village





Marmots give Whistler its name.



Black Tusk is a local landmark. We need to hike up there one day.





Note the tiny people on the ridge left of Black Tusk.



Alpine meadows are beautiful during summer.











Cheakamus Creek



Tiny alpine lake.



Beautiful Cheakamus Lake. I love that reflection.





Ski runs during summer.



Rugged landscape



There are lots of cold creeks running down from the melting snow.









Absolutely beautiful

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