Attention Hikers

Volume 6, Issue 64; 25 Jul 2003

More photos from Whistler. And a warning to hikers.

There was a young girl of Majorca
Whose aunt was a very fast walker;
     She walked sixty miles,
     And leaped fifteen stiles,
Which astonished that girl of Majorca.
Edward Lear

As I mentioned previously, Paul, Stuart and I walked up Little Whistler Peak on Saturday.

Paul, Norm, and Stuart near Little Whistler Peak
Paul, Norm, and Stuart near Little Whistler Peak

In addition to the many hiking trails, that is to say, skiing trails not covered in (much) snow during the summer, there are lots of opportunities to step off the trails and clamber over the hillside on your own.

This is not without risk, and the management company uses bright yellow signs to make it clear that they aren't responsible for your safety if you go wandering off. You can see one such sign just behind us in the picture above.

The sign is more clearly visible on the barricade near the top of the peak.

Attention Hikers
Attention Hikers

Quite a warning, I think. We stuck to the trails, mostly.

The name Whistler Mountain, incidentally, comes from the Hoary Marmot's whistling call.

Hoary Marmot
Hoary Marmot

Cute little fella, ain't he?