Evenings on the Sea to Sky
Scenes from Eagle Bluffs
Sunsets on the west coast are difficult to compete with. And winter sunsets are few and far between, but for some reason this past December, we were blessed with more than our fair share of beautiful skies. For a place thats been like a second home to me for the past 3 years, there was something extra special about my last bit of time here.
Our original plan on this evening was to hike to the Sea to Sky Gondola and suspension bridge, but with the recent incident in the summer of 2019, the trail remained closed. We therefore set our sights on the neighbouring Chief. A sure to please, well trafficked trail overlooking the Howe Sound and the town of Squamish, BC
Having done all three peaks in the past, I can tell you with full confidence that the first pump holds the most epic views...sunrise or sunset, its a must on any coastal road tripping to-do list!
The choices of viewpoints to take in those beautiful west coast sunsets seem limitless from Vancouver and beyond. On this particular evening we decided on Tunnel Bluffs, a trailhead 45min or so from our home in North Vancouver.
St. Marks Summit
When leaving the trailhead for St. Marks Summit we thought our focus would be solely on the exercise due to the cold and wet weather so common for winter on the west coast. But as we gradually began to ascend through the trees, we were surrounded by a thick movie like fog.