It was eight years ago that I first saw the Black Tusk from Whistler Blackcomb.
“A lone peak or high point is a natural focal point in the landscape, something by which both travelers and locals orient themselves. In the continuum of landscape, mountains are discontinuity – culminating in high points, natural barriers, unearthly earth.” – Rebecca Solnit
It is still as impressive today as it was all those years ago. Standing at a little over 2300 metres above sea level it is a dominant feature in the British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range. It can be viewed from several different angles including the Sea to Sky highway and both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
The peak stands out in the midst of a landscape that has countless breathtaking sights and scenes. Eyes can’t help but to be drawn towards this remnant of BC’s volcanic glory days many years ago.