Summer on the Mountaintop
What a treat to be at the top of a mountain gazing across a mountain range! It is always breathtaking and inspiring. This past July I was fortunate to be at Whistler Mountain resort for several days. I have been skiing out west many times and have enjoyed the gorgeous views from atop mountains in Colorado and Utah, but had not been to Whistler. What a treat to be at another beautiful mountain, and at the top in the summer. I decided to trek to the top via gondola while the rest of my family was zip-lining. I just knew it was going to be beautiful up there and worth the trip, especially when I saw the map of hiking trails at the top. The view was just gorgeous and I enjoyed my morning hiking around and taking pictures. You may be familiar with the unique ‘peak to peak’ gondola there which runs 11 miles from Blackomb Mountain to Whistler Mountain. I was brave enough to take the regular gondola up and down alone, but did not venture onto the ‘peak to peak’ …. too high and scary for me. The images would probably have been amazing, but not worth a panic attack. That same evening we had an event back at the top, so we all took the gondola up to watch the sunset and have dinner. There was a slight problem when a lightening storm rolled in and the gondola was shut down, but we all managed to travel down safely by bus or pitch-black gondola. What an adventure we all had!