Hiking in Whistler with the parents - August 14, 2009

Words and photos by Lee Lau unless otherwise noted.

I took Mum and Dad up to Whistler to check out the alpine hiking opportunities and ride the Peak to Peak Gondola. What a spectacular day! The clouds stayed low in the valley while the sun shone high. Temperatures stayed cool and mum and dad had a wonderful hike.

Parents and me on the Whistler side

We waited to get on the glass-bottomed Peak 2 Peak gondola

Peak 2 Peak with a view towards Rainbow

Hiking in Blackcomb on the Alpine Hike

Mum wondering where the alpine flowers in the meadows are!

More of the Alpine Hike with the P2P gondola station in the background and valley cloud

Dad and me in front of the Saudan and Sylvain runs

Mum and me on the Whistler side

Dad and Mum then went up to the Peak and hike the High Note trail off the peak

Simply stunning views off the Peak and the High Note trail

Mum can still scamper down trails pretty fast!

Gee - I wonder where I learned to duck ropes?

I then forced the parental people to hike up the steep part of Highway 86!

Mum found the exercise enervating!

View towards the McBride Range south of Whistler and the various cairns at trail side

Whistler alpine cairns

Heading back from the Peak Chair to the Roundhouse Restaurant

The highlight of the day! All - you - can - eat suckling pig BBQ and then dessert. Mum's genteel portion is on the left. My three dessert plates are on the right and top