2015/20: Whistler - Squamish

 

Stage 2015/20 [A042]

Whistler - Squamish (Highway 99 - Sea to Sky Highway)
⇨ 37 mi / 60 km
⇧ 439 m (garmin edge 1000)

 

 

 

 

 

Cycling from Whistler to Squamish. Sea to Sky Highway / Highway99 by bicycle.
 
 
Cycling from Whistler to Squamish. Sea to Sky Highway / Highway99 by bicycle.
Today we are awakened by the rain, which clatters loudly against the window. Waiting in not an option, the weather report does not expect any improvement. So we put on our rain gear and get started.
 
Cycling from Whistler to Squamish. Sea to Sky Highway / Highway99 by bicycle.
We follow once more the Sea-to-Sky-Highway, which is not exactly a fun run in today's rain.
 
Cycling from Whistler to Squamish. Sea to Sky Highway / Highway99 by bicycle.
Apart from a few exceptions, today it is all downhill. However, this does not save the day.
 
Cycling from Whistler to Squamish. Sea to Sky Highway / Highway99 by bicycle.
Short stop at Tantalus viewpoint. Under good weather conditions you have a spectacular view of the peaks of the Tantalus Mountains, the local section of the Coast Mountains. Due to the low-hanging clouds, the summit view is canceled for today. Today the motif is more suitable for a photo in the landscape format.
 
Cycling from Whistler to Squamish. Sea to Sky Highway / Highway99 by bicycle.
Shortly before Squamish, we once again enjoy the well-developed cycle paths.
 
Cycling from Whistler to Squamish. Sea to Sky Highway / Highway99 by bicycle
We lock our bicycles at the valley station of the Sea to Sky Gondola and ride with the gondola the 885 m altitude up to the mountain station. Because of the bad weather there is not very much going on here.
 
Cycling from Whistler to Squamish. Sea to Sky Highway / Highway99 by bicycle.
On the mountain there is a 100 m long rope bridge and . . .
 
Cycling from Whistler to Squamish. Sea to Sky Highway / Highway99 by bicycle.
. . . a spectacular view of the Howe Sound underneath us and the mountains on the other side.
 
Cycling from Whistler to Squamish. Sea to Sky Highway / Highway99 by bicycle.
In the evening we return to Squamish.
 
Beer of the day:.
Beer of the day: Rail Ale Nut Brown from the Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish. I ordered it because of the funny red locomotive on the tap. I can not belive that there could be any other reason for this choice.