Monday, June 6, 2016

Yet another purple forest

Above the Stawamus Chief
Watercolour and crayon
©2016 Charlene Brown

The Chief, in the left foreground, towers 700 m. above the end of the Howe Sound fjord. It is (allegedly) the second largest granite monolith in the world.

From this point, on a hiking trail around the plateau at the top of Sea to Sky Gondola, we could see Mount Garibaldi, the town of Squamish, the port, the university campus and even Black Tusk, the core of an extinct volcano near the Whistler ski area. I included as much of this as possible, plus the mix of burnt and surviving timber and new growth covering that part of the mountainside – a theme I’ve used before.