July 28: Sea-to-Sky Parkway
Trip Start Jun 02, 2011
70Trip End Sep 25, 2011
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We packed up and left Whistler mid-morning. We were driving on the highly acclaimed Sea-to-Sky highway, and it has so much written about it that it almost sets itself up for a disappointment because it is tough to live up to all of the hype.
As we left Whistler, there were snow capped mountains surrounding us, which continues to be an amazing sight in late July. As we worked our way southwest, the snow gave way to awesome views of the water, with the mountains growing almost straight out of them.
We did make one short hike to Shannon Falls. It was a really beautiful waterfall, with the water crashing on several layers of rocks.
We entered Vancouver faster than I expected, and it was actually nice to be back in a city!
This was day 57, which marks the mid-point of the first leg of our trip. We have driven a bit under 7,000 miles, and learned a ton about the US and Canada, and also about ourselves.
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