Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Whistler Mountaineer at Brandywine Falls July 19, 2009

A little over a week ago I took a drive up the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler to check out the status of the highway improvement project which is mostly finished and to stop at a couple of the scenic attractions along the way - My first stop was a Brandywine Falls where I did the short five minute walk to the Falls - the water was flowing pretty good as you see in these two photos.

Returning back to the trailhead I thought I heard a train engine - figured it would just be a CN freight but lo and behold it was the Whistler Mountaineer heading north to Whistler - it slows to a crawl at the Falls and with lots of people on the trail - the conductor actually called out for us to wave and say hi to the people on the train which we did. The photos tell the rest of the story.

After the train left I walked a short walk into Swim Lake and then back to the truck and lunch at Whistler - drove into the Olympic Winter Park in the Callaghan Valley on the way back - tried to reach both Callaghan and Madegley Lakes but wasn't in the mood to nurse the truck over some of the potholes and water bars so instead settled on checking out Alexander Falls and then home.

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