Michelle and I managed more camping than I expected this year, but we took what was likely our last trip of 2006 late last month. Driving north from Vancouver (past Squamish but not quite Whistler) with Michelle’s supervisor and two colleagues, we then hiked 8.5 km in and ~500m up to Helm Creek campground in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Ostensibly, the trip had its genesis in research, but I’m a simple monkey who was along for the spectacular sub-alpine vistas. Well, that and the Lagavulin.
Finally, I’ll note that the trip was well worth it, even if I did have to miss out on the inanity of the Uwe Boll v. Rich “Lowatax” Kyanka bout in Vancouver that same weekend.
Here’s a couple of photo highlights, with more to be found on the Flickr link to the right.
Black Tusk, a volcanic remnant
(Plus, a special bonus photo for any World of Warcraft players…)