Posts Tagged With: Snowshoeing at Sea to Sky Gondola

The Sun is Out and I’m Happy: Snowshoeing Al’s Habrich Trail, Squamish B.C.

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Al’s Habrich Trail, accessed from the Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola—C.Helbig

Vancouver is a beautiful place, but it rains a lot. We haven’t broken any records this season, but it has felt particularly wet and gloomy. Although I’ve lived here for almost 16 years, I continue to be amazed at how a single sunny day—even a half-day— after a seemingly endless stretch of rain can put me in a state of bliss. And it only gets better if I get to spend the day in the mountains, where our sea level rain has fallen in great heaps of brilliant white. It all came together—a perfect “I’m so happy to be alive” kind of day on Al’s Habrich backcountry trail, accessed from the Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola.

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Coureurs des Bois and Poutine: Snowshoeing at Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola

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Log crossing on the Shannon Basin Loop Trail—C.Helbig

I am going to interrupt my Spain series for one post on snowshoeing. This winter has been awesome (if you like snow) and we have been taking advantage of the great conditions on the local mountains. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been up to the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish three times. I did lots of great hiking there this summer and am happy to report that the snowshoeing trails are also very nice. The photos in this post are all taken along the Shannon Basin Loop—a 10-12 km trail that works up a hearty appetite/thirst for poutine and craft beer at the beautiful Summit Lodge. Continue reading

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