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Old Posted Jun 20, 2009, 12:46 AM
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Vancouver's scenic Grouse Mountain

Hi all, just thought I'd post some pics that I took yesterday from Grouse Mountain, about 20 minutes north of downtown Vancouver. I hiked up it with a buddy on the main hiking trail there called the "Grouse Grind". It is quite popular locally. It takes about 1-1.5 hours for the average person to climb. The record for the trail is something like 25 minutes by a New Zealand mountain runner. It took my buddy and me an hour and 15 minutes.

I'm sure my buddy won't mind me posting his pic (I don't really have any of the trail that he's not in)




There is no road to the top, only this gondola


The view from the top










There are a lot, and I mean a lot, of wood carvings/statues up there. I don't quite understand the significance of this one.


Wildlife!


Lumberjack show






Grizzlies


Taking the gondola down












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Old Posted Jun 20, 2009, 2:29 AM
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One of the many really cool things about Vancouver. Great pictures, thanks for sharing.
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Great pics - notice how invisible the Shangri-La is, except in the last one.
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^Yea I was looking for it in the earlier photo from on top of the mountain. You can see the Shaw real good from up there. Is that a new tower to the left of it? The Vancounver scenic area and city are incredible.
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^Good eye. Yes, that is a new tower left of Shaw Tower. It's the topped out but still u/c Fairmont Pacific Rim.
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Nice shots! I've only been up there once (gondola both ways) but I'd like to do the Grind one day.
That lumberjack show looks identical to the one I saw when I was up there last year!
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awesome shots!
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absolutely gorgeous...thank you!
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great area!
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I was there 8 years ago. Your pictures made it seem like it was yesterday. Thanks!
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Beautiful hike!
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Amazing views!
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