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- @jamescmedia ...most random, ugly way possible. and to destroy any element of interaction & community that existed before in favour of ads 1 day ago
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- 7 years since i saw jandek at the cube in bristol. if you have time you should watch this http://t.co/P6D89DGkX6 & be confused 5 days ago
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- @Jackaphant in theory i am going to go nuts, in practice i will probably nod in appreciation. i may even tap my foot like a proper adult. 1 week ago
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Category Archives: holiday
this hike is neither really easy or majorly difficult as some descriptions would have you believe. granted it is very steep, ascending 3300ft in under 6km, but i was still stood at the lake in under 2 and a half hours from the trailhead, far from the 6-7 hours i had anticipated. i paced myself based on 6 hours each way, but it was nowhere near. i did pass a lot of people who i predict would’ve taken around 3 to 4 hours, i just prefer to blast through it in one hefty push and have more time to explore at the top. plus i was a sweating, exhausted, calf-burned mess once i got to the lake, whereas they were probably fairly relaxed and sans-sweat.
before this clearing there is a short flat-ish section of really nice furry forest and then you start to get glimpses of the huge waterfall to the right. after some more steep, forest bits the final section is a ridiculously steep boulder field. horrible to come down. good views though.
after that you’re pretty much there. i spent a good 5 hours wandering around, swimming in the lake, walking on the glacier, seeing avalanches and goats etc. before heading back down. it took me about an hour to descend using tried and tested fell running style.
that’s a goat.
that’s the underside of a glacier.
bako is one of the greatest places i have ever been. near catastrophic dehydration, never felt so alive.
plan was to hike right up to black tusk but when i read the snow report i read it as 2 feet of snow and not 2 metres, which is a significant difference when you’re wearing a pair of trainers and spending the night there. had to employ the old carrier bag trick for day 2.
this is the barrier, a lava dam below garibaldi lake. should the unstable rock collapse it would release the lakes above which would potentially destroy squamish and other downstream villages. wikipedia told me this.
camped below black tusk at taylor meadows. not much sign of meadow-ness but a good view of the tusk. this being the longest day of the year it seemed to stay light out late into the night.
can’t say i was too thrilled by this crossing. ice on wet wood? may as well cover that walkway in banana skins.
garibaldi lake, still ice covered except for this small patch. the approach to the lake felt very much like cougar country, especially as we were following a trail of cat-like imprints for a good stretch of it.
‘we added an element of risk back into our lives’