We have had so much rain in Sea to Sky Country lately that when the sun began to poke through I had to rush down to the Squamish Estuary. This place is amazing. It offers a completely different view of the Squamish landscape. From this spot, all of the famous landmarks are in sight. Can you see Shannon Falls in the distance? However, the highway is not visible making this feel like a wild and remote area even with Squamish downtown just over to our left. When the tide is low and the rivers down the mudflats of the estuary almost feel like an apocalyptic wasteland. When the water is high it shimmers golden (or whatever colour the sky radiates).
Is it possible to tire of a scene like this? I don’t think it is. As a result, Squamish continues to amaze me. Now I just need to get back here on a dark, new moon night to see what I can see. Looking up, of course, the forest will be dark, eerie and full of the noises of night.
Whilst waiting for patrol sweep on Blackcomb a couple of days ago, the view of Fissile Mountain was breathtaking. It has been an amazing winter at Whistler Blackcomb this year, as a result, it really has been the winter that keeps on giving. The snow continues to fall, the skiing continues to be epic. Spring occasionally pokes through for a day as if to tease us. As much as I love snow, powder and face shots while skiing, I am ready for some sunshine and spring skiing. On Monday we received such a tease. Without a doubt, it was a gorgeous sunny day. The skiing was amazing and the weather delightful. As the clouds began to roll in, the shadows on the surrounding mountains were incredible. This included Fissile Mountain, an epic peak a few ridges over from Whistler Mountain.
We are now back into the midst of yet another storm.