Whistler/Lake Garibaldi

My dad came to visit me and we took a little vacation to Whistler thanks to a Living Social deal I found. We started off at my sister and brother in law’s cabin at Lake Cushman where we had a fresh crab dinner with corn on the cob my dad flew from Nebraska to Washington! Then we headed over to the Kingston ferry for our very long journey to Whistler. I first went to Whistler a year and a half ago with my dad and good friend Katherine for a skiing trip which ended with me being taken down on a lovely toboggan ride. (Long story). So after that experience, I felt like the next time I traveled to Whistler I should avoid the snow.

On the way into Canada, we wanted to stop to get gas, and were actually lead into a crazy detour that ended in a casino. We passed a sweet barn on the way, so instead of having it be a wasted detour, I stopped to take a few photos. That’s the fun thing about detours… sometimes they actually bring a fun adventure or awesome photo shoot. 🙂

We did a 6 mile hike into Lake Garibaldi, which means it was 6 miles back… 12 miles later and with no food because my dad forgot to grab the cliff bars, I was about ready to keel over. Thankfully there was the most beautiful view of snow caped mountains surrounded by crystal clear water that made the trek all worth it. My jaw just about dropped when I saw the view and well, as you’ll notice below, I took quite a few photos. 🙂

I managed to do the longest hike of my life without breaking any bones or passing out, so I feel very accomplished! This probably is one of my favorite posts I’ve ever done and I’m excited about all the opportunities there are to hike and explore in the PNW and Canada. It’s just so beautiful.  

  • Megan Sharp - September 23, 2011 - 10:31 am

    This looks like so much fun – great shots, all with your signature KO look! I love that you are a PacNW girl now!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julia Manchik - September 23, 2011 - 10:37 am

    Nice change of scenery from California, eh? 🙂 The Pacific Northwest amazes me.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Abegg - September 23, 2011 - 10:39 am

    sooooooo pretty, Karen! I love all the photos, and your dad is so cute… you’re the same height! I love that. And I’m glad you two had the best time while he was here… xo.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Farris - September 23, 2011 - 11:00 am

    WOW Karen! These pictures are beautiful! Glad you had such a wonderful time with your dad! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Glenda Austin - September 23, 2011 - 1:05 pm

    Oh Karen, thanks for sharing God’s majesty. Loving the pictures of your Dad!ReplyCancel

  • Jeff Petersen - September 24, 2011 - 7:35 am

    Color me jealous!ReplyCancel

  • Yee - September 24, 2011 - 10:36 am

    Ummm…AWESOME. The PNW is absolutely stunning and you totally captured that.ReplyCancel

  • dorothy huynh - September 26, 2011 - 6:40 am

    you. are. amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Anthony - September 30, 2011 - 6:14 pm

    Beautiful pictures. A trip you will never forget.

    Love ya

    Tony ShirleyReplyCancel

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