This afternoon, I returned from a two night family vacation to Whistler. On Tuesday, on our way to Whistler, we stopped to see the spawning Pink Salmon in the Squamish River. Salmon are incredible animals, capable of great migrations and are a crucial species in their ecosystem. They feed marine and terrestrial mammals and birds. Trees provide necessary shade to regulate the temperatrure of the water for salmon. Once salmon have passed away after spawning, their decomposing carcasses provide nutrients for the surrounding rainforest, returning the favour.
We then headed to Whistler. We were going to go for a hike at the peak of Whistler Mountain, but due to strong wind and rain, we decided not to.
Instead, we took the Peak to Peak gondola to neighbouring Blackcomb Mountain, where we had a short hike. Here we saw quite a few Hoary Marmots and Gray Jays.
The weather was worse the next morning. We didn't feel comfortable hiking 10 km on a windy and snowy day, so we didn't end up hiking at the peak of Whistler Mountain. It was amazing! We witnessed an early snowfall that made national news! It was a great trip filled with quality family time and nature hikes!
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