Tuesday, September 04, 2007

BC Vacation Day 3

Day 3 of my BC Vacation was all about challenging my physical limits, by tackling the famous Grouse Grind, and the Sea to Sky highway, which holds some of the most spectacular mountain scenery that I have ever seen! Your guide to the pictures above lies below:

Pic 1: In North Vancouver on the way to Grouse Mountain to challenge the Grouse Grind.

Pic 2: Looking down at fellow climbers. The Grouse Grind is a 3.5km trail that challenges the statima of even very fit people. There is 2900 + feet of elevation change, or just shy of 1 km, almost straight up!

Pic 3: This is a picture of myself and Joesph, a guy from Atlanta, Georgia that I met at the 1/4 mark. His wife took the tram up the mountain (probably smart), so like me, he was doing it alone. We talked about a bunch of stuff heading up the mountain, which helped to take our minds off the punishment that the Grind was dishing out to us!

Pic 4: The view from the tram line, looking down on Vancouver (what I could see anyway).

Pic 5: Between Vancouver and Squamish, BC on the Sea to Sky Highway.

Pic 6: Squamish, BC, incredible cliffs! I think it may be The Chief, a cliff face famous among rock climbers...

Pic 7: Whistler, BC. If you look closely at the side of the mountain you can see the chair lifts for Whistler mountain!

Pic 8: Between Whistler and Pemberton, BC. Did I mention it was raining that day?!

Pic 9: Near D'Arcy, BC. I missed the turnoff to Lilooet, BC, so I ended up losing 1 1/2 hours driving to the former community. Nice scenery though!

Pic 10: This picture does not convey the incredibleness of this mountain stream!

Pic 11: Unbelievable...

Pic 12: In Lilooet, BC. Look carefully, that's a mountain rising up very high into the clouds. After I took this picture, I realized I locked my keys in my car. Dinged for another $35!


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