Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Mountains Win Again

Took this photo a few days ago, on a calm, bright morning that followed a couple of really stormy days. There is actually more snow on the North Shore mountains in this picture taken on the 9th of April than there was during the Olympics in February. In the last four days it's all melted again, but a clear winter day in Vancouver is a thing of beauty. This picture was taken from my balcony, looking north. In the foreground are the trees of Stanley Park. Peeking out above the trees on the left are the arches of the Lions Gate Bridge, and of course the mountains in the background. The peak on the far right is Grouse Mountain, worth the gondola ride up the mountain to visit if you're in Vancouver on a clear day, or for the hale and hearty, there is a hike from the parking lot to the top called the Grouse Grind. The view from the top is worth the climb! You can't see it well in this photo, but at the top of Grouse is a wind turbine that started operating recently which includes an elevator and viewing area at the top. I think I'll have to do the Grind again this summer and take some photos to share with you all!

Post title from this Blues Travelers song.

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