Monday, October 15, 2007

Home sweet Home...

To start, a map of my trip:


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It was a lot of fun, and I can't wait to do it again! I think a big part of our trip was planning a ski/biking vacation to Whistler... we found the best places to stay, the best coffee, and good side adventures to take!

We started out in Vancouver, where we spent most of the day on Friday, and we mostly walked around the city, picked up some good tips of where to go while in the city, and some near by places of interest. It should be good advice for the next time we come to the city.



Then we moved up closer to the Whistler area, Friday night I posted from the Pemerton Valley Lodge, where we stayed for the trip. It was a nice place to stay because every night we could just relax in the hot tub and then go watch a little Canadian television until we went to bed. Also, it helped to save us some money on food because our room had a kitchen in it.
Saturday, we went to Whistler! (as seen to the right). We hiked around the trails there to find that while the hiking trails are really meant for a family to use, the 200km of bike trails, and skiing runs were definitely something James and I were looking for. Although we did enjoy getting lost in the Lost Lake Park located at the North end of Whistler Village.


Sunday, we went hiking in Joffri Lakes Provincial Park. It was a beautiful 15km hike. Here you can see the first lake (note the mountain in the background.








At the second lake, we got a little closer to the mountain and the glacier on top...






At the third lake, we thought we had gotten to the end of the trail, but then we found that the trail kept going... (P.S. Jaani is in the picture... I swear.)







However, we found that we could just climb over all the rocks to get even higher... and here you can see the top lake from...




The glacier at the top of the moutain! It was a great hike, up one of the most challenging trails I have ever hiked. Half the time, I don't even think you can really call it a trail really. It was more like climbing over a bunch of huge (8 X 10ft) rocks. I have to say it was one of the best trips I've taken. It is a shame I had to come home to Evelyn...

In short, the trip was great! There are way too many pictures of Beautiful British Columbia for me to post here, but I do have a lot of them. So... that's it for now, I'm home safe and sound... I will start work soon, and be back to my boring usual routine. (but that isn't completely a bad thing.)

Later,
SteveO