Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Adam and I went on a "swim adventure" today. We loaded up our swim gear and started driving south from Whistler Village. There are many beautiful swimmable lakes in the Whistler area but today we decided to venture off the beaten track, heading towards Pemberton. As we drove, we watched the outdoor air temperature climb to 40 degrees. Wow. When we opened the windows it felt like a furnace. Adam hates air conditioning but I was able to coerce him into leaving the windows up today so we wouldn't soak through our clothes at the start of the trip. I don't think I have ever looked forward to a swim this much in my life. After a stretch along a bumpy gravel road just past Mount Currie (and one black bear sighting), we ended up at Mosquito Lake. 

Adam sometimes pretends to "forget" his swim suit, but you can be sure he will NEVER forget his fins!
Hike to the lake. 

Mosquito Lake. Thankfully no mozzies, just tons of dragonflies.

WATER SNAKE!!!!! My worst nightmare!! And yes, I did scream, LOUD.

We stopped by North Arm Farm in Pemberton on our way home to pick some raspberries and blueberries. 


Kyla Coates said...

Yay! Looks like you're having a great time!! Congrats on your fantastic race!

Christine said...

Ha, I can't believe you swam in there!! It's 10 mins from my house, but I've never been brave enough to go... and now with the shot of the water snake you pretty much scealed the deal ;)