The vast wilderness and abundant mountains surrounding Whistler and Vancouver beckon, with outdoor adventures suitable for everyone. This week’s guestagrammer, @miraecampbell, is sharing some of her favourite outdoor adventure photos from the area.
“I taught myself to snowboard on Mt Seymour two years ago, which pitched me into a really healthy addiction that has turned my winters into an endless chase of snow. It’s also arguably the only mountain on the North Shore that has the best view for sunrise and sunset. Mt Seymour gives you both and so much more.”
Cheakamus Lake Trail: “Sometimes, more often than I like to admit, I just want to look at something breathtaking without having to hike 20 kilometres with a 1900-metre elevation gain. Cheakamus Lake is one of those low traffic spots in Whistler, where you can go for a quick run or walk and it’ll scoop your breath out of your chest every time.”
Jim Haberl Hut, near Squamish: “A cabin accessible only by helicopter (or a 6-hour hike in the summer), this dream destination sits right on a ridgeline on the back side of the Tantalus Range. This hut welcomes everyone with open arms (weather dependent) and is maintained by volunteers from the Alpine Club of Canada.”
“I caught this view on the Musical Bumps Trail from the top of Peak Chair on Whistler Blackomb. We were on our way to Russet Lake and the weather had been slamming us: everything from snow to rain to sun. Every area on this trail is named after a musical instrument, which makes everything whimsical and enjoyable.”
“It’s crazy to think it’s possible to hop from one peak of a mountain to another, simply by sitting in a red basket for 11 minutes. The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola offers incredible views, and your skis or snowboard is optional. Sometimes I just sit on it for the sake of clearing my head and floating between mountains.”
“There is something special about the aprés and pool scene in Whistler. The Pan Pacific Hotel has a 360 degree view from the pool deck that creates the best scene for after-mountain activities year round. I have zero complaints about calling this little mountain home, and I pinch myself most days.”
“I am a self-taught lifestyle & travel photographer living in Whistler, BC. I initially made a move to Whistler from Maple Ridge, to chase the snow because we had just had a really dismal season on all the local mountains. My intention was to stay for a year, but as the opportunities to take photos increased, my pursuit for snow turned into a pursuit for every sparkly moment that caught my eye. And that turned out to be a lot of moments.”
To see more of Mirae’s work visit her website at http://miraecampbell.com.
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