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Day 12 (Tuesday, May 27, 2008)

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Fourth Day in Whistler

Today we went south on route 99 towards Squamish. One of our first stops was at an interpretive forest. The most interesting shot I achieved there was this most sturdy suspension bridge.

Suspension Bridge

Just north of Squamish we poked around out in some of the valley bottoms looking for interesting shots. This is one I found interesting.


Here is a shot from the docks in Squamish looking towards this rock mountain called the Chiefs.

The Chiefs

One reason for going south to Squamish was that we had set up dinner with Jackie, who was the expedition leader on our Antarctic trip over a year ago. It was a lot of fun to see and talk with her again.

On our way back to Whistler we stopped an took some sunset shots. Here is my favorite.

Mtn Sunset


Day 13 (Wednesday, May 28, 2008)

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Fifth Day in Whistler

Today we went in search of old gold mining operations northwest of Lillooet up to an old pioneer mine. Unfortunatly after a very long drive when we reached the mine, it looked like someone had blown it up sometime in the distant past. It was so non-photogenic I did not take any pictures.

I did take the following photo of one of the boarded up old towns near the mine. I think there are some operational mines in the area because there was another town, Barlorne, which might still have had some people in it, although it felt vacant.

Ghost Town

Here is an Aspen stand in afternoon sunlight near the old mining town of Gold Bridge.


A rather airy outhouse also near Gold Bridge.



Day 14 (Thursday, May 29, 2008)

Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Whistler, BC) to Days Inn (Tacoma, WA)

Today was our last day in Whistler and the goal was to drop off Chris and Rusty in Vancouver so they could catch their Friday morning flights home and I was going to drive south far enough that I could take a quick stop on Friday at Mount Rainier.

On our way south we stopped at Britannia Beach to take some photos. Chris had read that it was a site used for a number of X-Files episodes. When we got there it turned out that there we several other photographers around as well. It turned out that one of them was scouting the area as a possible site for an NBC Physic episode.

Here is one photo from Britannia Beach that I'm not sure why I like it.

Here is another odd sight from the same place.


In the end I left only Chris in Vancouver to catch his flight. Rusty decided to try to see his sister in Seattle and changed his flight to leave from there. However, she never returned his call so Rusty and I stayed in Tacoma, so we would have an easy drive to Mount Rainier. on Friday.


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