Originally, I was going to call this post Views From Panorama Ridge On The Clearest Day Ever. However, that may not be historically accurate — and a title best left for someone younger — so I chose this one instead. Without a doubt though, on this late August day, the views from Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park, north of Vancouver Canada, were the clearest I had ever seen.
Panorama Ridge is one of my top hikes in the Vancouver area. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to visit this spot, and marvel at the views, on many occasions. After hiking 15 kilometers with about 1600 meters of elevation gain, you arrive on Panorama Ridge. The shadows of the clouds on the turquoise waters of Garibaldi Lake were alone worth the effort.
Hikers on the first bump or peak of Panorama Ridge with the Tantalus Mountain Range in the background.
Mount Garibaldi with the formation known as The Table. They are not as close to each other as they may look.
The beautiful colours of the Helm Valley with Empetrum Peak on the right.
To the right of the previous photo, looking toward Whistler in the distance. An offshoot of the Helm Glacier is in the foreground and the Cinder Cone is in the center.
The hikers below seem so small. The Garibaldi Lake campground is center-right, at the end of the lake.
The beautiful Sphinx Glacier is also a popular focal point from the shores of Garibaldi Lake. If you haven’t seen it, please read my post, Garibaldi Lake Through The Seasons.
From the hike up to Panorama Ridge, these are Black Tusk Lake, Mimulus Lake, and the Tantulus Range. Just beyond Mimulus Lake are Black Tusk Meadow and Taylor Meadows. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s my post: Flowers And Meadows Of Garibaldi Park.
Gentian Peak is in the foreground with the magnificent Castle Towers behind. The grueling day hike to Castle Towers is on my hiking bucket list.
Another favourte photo. The hikers below are getting ready to do something thrilling…
I joined them on a slide down the Helm Glacier. That will be on an upcoming post. Please don’t try this at home.
Oh yeah, there’s me. One day, hopefully not too soon, I will have some of my ashes spread from this very spot. I can’t think of a better place for part of me to rest.
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