Friday, September 28, 2012
Last Saturday am was one of the hardest days to drag myself out of bed this year. I arrived home from the Interbike show in Las Vegas at 2:30am the previous evening. We got out of bed at 6:00am and scrambled to pack our bags for an unknown overnighter. Colin showed up and we headed north to the fabled Pemberswiss Alps.
On the way up we followed some roads.
There was evidence man had been here before.
There was fungus among us....
After a few hours we found single-track gold! Another alpine ride within an hour and a half of home....
Soon the views really opened up and the bigness of this place showed itself to us.
We founds a sweet spot to set up a high camp to position us for the next day.
The sunset was epic!
So was the beer and the star filled sky!
The next morning we perked up a brew and took in the views.
Our friend Sampson.
We set off for the day to get higher into the alpine.
Where were we!
The trail soon petered out so we continued on foot.
We found an oasis....
There were alpine sharks present.
Danielle figured she'd never get another opportunity to swim with sharks so she did.
On the way out we picked some juicy looking lines for the upcoming snow season. See you soon....
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Sky Pilot is one of my favourite Squamish landmarks. Every morning on my commute it calls out to me as I pass under it. There isn't a better spot to get 360 views of Howe Sound and the community of Squamish.
After a short bike ride and hike above tree line we set up a high camp.
The views from the top were amazing as usual....
These guys set up camp on the true summit of Sky Pilot.
From this vantage our camp looked inviting....
Cool views of the Judge and Meslillooet.
A unique angle of Tantalus and Alpha.
And Mountain Lake and hut.
On the way back to camp the clouds started to roll in and the light fired up....
Life is good.....
After a few showers and some stormy moments we were greeted by a starry sky.
It the morning winter arrived....