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Garibaldi Lake View from the Top Hiking Trail by Yannik Hay

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  • 7th Placement in the Top Ten New PNW Group Avatar challenge in the Pacific NorthWest group on the 2010-09-27.
  • 8th Placement in the Top Ten August Feature challenge in the Wild Nature Photography & Writing group on the 2010-09-07
  • 10th Placement in FOLIAGE, FESTIVALS, OR TRADITIONS OF FALL in October challenge in BEAUTIFUL BC group on 2011-10-30
  • Featured in Pacific North West group on the 2010-08-18.
  • Featured in Wild Nature Photography and Writing on the 2010-08-07.
  • Featured in A Place To Call Home on the 2010-08-01

Autumn on Lake Garibaldi. We walked 9 km of steep and zigzaging trail to have this view.

Garibaldi Provincial Park is a favourite destination of outdoor enthusiasts: it offers a range of hiking opportunities ranging from a few hours to a few days using map and compass.

Garibaldi Park has an interesting geological background as it was created by volcanic action which created the formation of many of the park’s peaks; The Black Tusk:
Price Mountain, The Table, Mount Garibaldi, the Cinder Cone and the Glacier Pikes just to name a few. Lava from Clinker Peak is responsible for the creation of The Barrier: .

Behind this natural dam 300 metre deep Garibaldi Lake was formed:

In 1860, while carrying out a survey of Howe Sound on board the Royal Navy survey ship H.M.S. Plumper, Captain George Henry was impressed by a towering mountain dominating the view to the northeast. Captain Richards chose to name the 2,678 metre mountain Mount Garibaldi, after the great 19th century Italian patriot and soldier, Giuseppe Garibaldi, a guerrilla general whose exploits and valour held in high esteem. In 1907, a party of six Vancouver climbers reached the summit of Mount Garibaldi. The views from the peak inspired the establishment of summer climbing camps at Garibaldi Lake. This early interest led to the creation in 1920 of a park reserve.

Garibaldi Park comprises 194,650 hectares within the coast mountains, and is perhaps Canada’s most accessible and spectacular wilderness. Raw and uncompromised backcountry, alpine meadows and glaciated heights. This scenically breathtaking area has endless outdoor opportunities, all within an hour of one of Canada’s major urban centers.

The park is located 13 km north of Squamish, 97 km north of Vancouver along Hwy 99 on the road to Whistler. The park has five separate access points. Just north of Squamish is Diamond Head (you’ll need chains in the winter), followed by Black Tusk/Garibaldi Lake, Cheakamus Lake, Singing Pass and then Wedgemont Lake, between Whistler and Pemberton. ref:

Location: British Columbia, Canada.
Date: 2008-09-22
Canon EOS 5D
ISO: 3200
Shutter Speed priority: 1/160 sec.
Aperture: F/8
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM@30mm

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • imagic
    imagicover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot – a great view – make one wish to be there…

  • Thank you greatly Jens :)

    – Yannik Hay

    WOBBLYMOLover 4 years ago

    what lovely scenery, stunning shot

  • I’m very pleased that you like it, thx greatly :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    Fantastic vista……what a gorgeous view and the color is awesome. Beautiful capture!!

  • Thanks greatly Sean for the great comment and fav :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    I think it was well worth the walk for this view!! It is absolutely beautiful!

  • Thank you so much for the great comment :) yes indeed, we should have know better and bring tents and camp there and make our way back the next morning. It would be less tiring. My feet were so much hurting!

    – Yannik Hay

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Loved the historical information thank you for including it!!

  • You’re very welcomed :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful view! Seriously Yannik, you seem to have been everywhere! I just love the deep rich colors of the land, that turquoise lake and of course the mountains beyond! This whole series is spectacular!

  • Thank you very much dear Joanne, for the great comment. Well we try to visit as much as we can when we go to a destination. There are so many nice places everywhere :) Thanks greatly!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Rick Montgomery
    Rick Montgomeryover 4 years ago

    great shot!

  • Thank you very much. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous scene and photo Yan.

  • Thank you very much. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much dear Lori for featuring this work. I am very honoured :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Nicely done Yannik…lovely scenery …..Congratulations!!!

  • Thank you very much for the great words. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

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