|Yeah!!! We made it to the lake up high|
Francine, however, woke up to crunching rocks and snorting. She thought for sure there was a bear on the gravel rocks below our 2nd floor balcony. While running out to the balcony to look at the bears, she realized there was something in our unit. All this woke Kevin, who went into the living room and made banging noises and tried to scare whatever out of the unit. He got our patio door closed, which we had purposely left wide open. It wasn't long before we heard an animal back on our patio. It was a raccoon, eating the crackers dropped on the chase out of the unit. He didn't seem concerned about us, shining a light thru the window.
Tom and Lori went home after breakfast. Francine and Kevin had to hit the new descending trail, Lord of the Squirrels (L.O.T.S.), built by the bike club, WORCA. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is building a climbing trail, which isn't quite finished, but it seems the locals were doing the loop, and hit the climbing trail and then descended on LOTS.
It was quite a grunt going up a descending trail, but was worth it. This is the first high alpine trail that bikers are allowed on. 20 mile day, and Google Earth said total elevation was 5800 feet today, starting in Creekside base area.
|New, high alpine trail for bikers|
|Last bit of trail before we turn around|
|Kev at the turnaround point. Whistler in the background.|
|Almost at the end of Lord of the Squirrels for us|
|Now descending on Lord of the Squirrels|
|Francine coming up to a sporty section on the rocks|
|Francine diverting onto the easier option|