We rented some skiis and hit the cross-country trails at Mt Baker Ski Area, just over the border in Washington. All of my downhill ski skills didn’t help me at all, it was a lot tougher then I expected, not helped by the sticky snow. Andrea had the hang of it by the end of the day whereas I was still bailing constantly.
It snowed continuously for the entire time we were there, in these big, slow, winter-wonderland style flakes. Photographically, it made for some cool, natural, pencil-sketch style photographs when I used long exposures, lending a unique texture to the photos. The blurred falling snow also de-saturated the photos in camera, so I didn’t play with the colour here at all.
A pretty memorable weekend, complete with hanging out at a bar at 4am watching the men’s gold medal hockey game. Loved it, can’t wait to head to Baker again soon.
All in all, a pretty memorable weekend away.
Our last camping weekend of the season was spent in one of our favorite places in BC, the Okanagan Valley. Such a beautifully unique area of the province, made all the more awesome by the grape and fruit harvests happening everywhere. It’s a great time of the year to visit. We discover great new wineries each time, and are now satisfyingly stocked up for the winter with some great wines.
When asking about great hikes just outside the city, a couple friends mentioned hiking to one of Mt. Seymour’s 3 peaks, and wow, it was easily one of the most scenic hikes we’ve done yet, and it was only a 20 min drive from our home. (plus 4 hrs roundtrip to get the the first peak).
Andrea atop the first peak.
Lots of colour at the top.
Still some snow left, even in August.
The city of Vancouver from the first peak of Seymour.
Peaks two and three will be conquered soon enough. Its too amazing and convenient not to.