Saturday, September 4, 2010

September 3, 2010

We left Clinton and headed toward Vancouver. We took scenic highway 99 instead of continuing through Cache Creek. This was a very beautiful drive along the Fraser River Canyon and assorted creeks. This is one of the most beautiful roads we have been on. It was perfectly clear and got up to 86 degrees today. We stopped at the town of Lillooet and used the phone. Cayoosh Creek runs by the town. After Lillooet the road has a bunch of one lane wooden bridges to drive over. Highway 99 is called the Sea to Sky Highway and runs through the mountains with some long 15 percent grades. We stopped a couple of times for the brakes to cool down and Jim let water out of our tank to reduce the trailer's weight. The scenery was spectacular. We passed Duffey Lake and the Jeffre Peaks.

We finally made it to Whistler. This was the venue for many of the 2010 winter Olympic events and there are ski runs all over the mountains. It reminded us of Vail and Breckenridge, Colorado. We had a beer at High Mountain Brewing in the Olympic Village. The Alice Lake Provincial Park where we were trying to get to was full because of Labor Day weekend (it is a holiday both in the U.S. and in Canada). We got an RV site across from Stawamus Chief Recreation area in Squamish, B.C.. Stawamus Chief is the world's second largest granite monolith at 2,139 feet. The campground there was full of rock climbers. We ate dinner at Howe Sound Brewing Company.

Our laptop has started turning itself off sporadically. We may not be able to continue the blog if it craps out on us.

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