Whistler is of course best known as a ski resort, however it also has the world’s biggest purpose built downhill bike park.
This makes Whistler almost as busy in the summer as it is in the winter.
After waiting a bit, we had had enough – we turned around and got out of there.
With a change of plans, we left the crowds behind and made our way north on the old highway.
The crowds were growing along the route and all over the remote exit interchange.
Soon after dinner we left pavement and finally began heading for the hills. The road winds through some ranches and rustic cabins before climbing out of the desert and into the trees.First was the “oh crap” moment as we summited a peak in a howling storm, in the snow… Second was the “ahhhhhh” moment as we all sat around the crackling camp fire sharing adventure tales and enjoying good food. ” moment as we bumped and flexed our way up the icy trail to reach our high-alpine lake destination on the last day.