Every time I seek out the mountains it is an experiment. The experiment always produces different results. It can be the same location, the same company, even the same day of the year but it will always produce a vastly different and rewarding experience. This is just one beautiful aspect of mountain life
This photo was something of an experiment. Finally, it ended as a beautiful evening. At first it appeared that the clouds were going to encompass the mountains and the sky. The clouds were building, dark, grey and ominous. For a moment it seemed has though the elements were going to unleash upon us and test our resolve and equipment. I was worried, what would this mean for the night? Would I miss out on the night sky and the Milky Way? Fortunately the clouds began to part and presented us with an amazing sunset. The lake became still and the reflection of the mountains and the sky became sharp.
So I set up the camera and tried to capture the clouds as they trailed across the sky. It is not a technique I am familiar with, this was the experiment part of this photo. These mountains, a secret gem, hidden somewhere between Pemberton and Lillooet has quickly become a location high in my list of favourites. Therefore this will not be the last time I venture into these sensational hills.
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The Black Tusk dominates the Garibaldi Provincial Park skyline. If you have never been into Garibaldi Provincial Park and you find yourself nearby it is a ‘can’t’ miss activity. Beautiful mountain vistas, indescribable alpine lakes and the odd bear. Put it on the list!
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way! – Dr. Seuss in Oh, The Places You’ll Go
One of my favourite things about looking towards the Black Tusk from a distance is the knowledge that I have been to the top. It’s an incredible feeling standing on top of that black spire looking out across the world. Although it’s not an incredibly hard ascent, it is a long hike that is steep at times. The final push is an exposed scramble up to the summit.
Without a doubt, it is worth the effort. So, get up and go, climb a mountain today, no matter how big.