Tuesday, September 25, 2007

First Fall Hike

(first dusting of snow on the top of Shuksan)

Yesterday, Monday, Julie and I made it up to the Baker area for our first fall hike. Wouldn't you know it, we saw another black bear. This time we were really in the wild, so we watched him from a distance and made sure he wasn't coming our way. Sorry though, no pictures to prove it this time. Other then that, it was a beautiful hike to be sure.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Whistler...and Mom

Julie and I had the awesome privilege of spending a week at Whistler. Known mainly as a ski resort, Whister actually has as much to do in summer (if not more) than winter. Julie and I did some mountain biking, hiking, golfing, eating, sleeping, and more. It was a special time for sure. As many of you now know, my Mom unexpectedly passed away on August 23rd. She loved the mountains and there are few places that offer a better view of the mountains then Whistler. As my thoughts often turned to my Mom and my family during our trip, it was comforting to be in a setting that she would have like so much. I am working on a web-page that will be dedicated to my Mom. I will let you know when it's finished.

As for Whistler, here are some of the highlights:
- Coming face to face with a Black Bear: TWICE!
- The top of Whistler, which, on a sunny day (which we had twice), offers a full, unobstructed 360 degree view of mountain vistas
- Hiking: Julie and I did a couple of hikes up in these mountains; our favorite trail being to Harmony Lake
- Eating: Whistler Village offers a number of fine places to eat. We did it all from "Old Spaghetti Factor" to "Elements" (a tapas bar), to "Zogs" (where we had chili dogs with gravy/cheesy french fries).

To see all the pictures I've uploaded, click here.