WPC: Quest to Climb Cypress Mountain

Our quest this week was to climb Cypress Mountain over in West Vancouver.

We took the rougher route, about 1000 ft vertical, and weren’t very impressed with the kind of shape we were in. Plus the first half was up a rocky road and didn’t look that great. But then we came to the first ‘lake’ – a pond actually but pretty.
Pond on top of Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver The fall colour is just starting to show.Pond on top of Cypress Mountain in West VancouverFinally a sign that we were on the right path.
Sign to Cabin Lake on top of Cypress Mountain in West VancouverCabin Lake.
Cabin Lake on top of Cypress Mountain in West VancouverA dead tree from the lookout that looks way off into the distance.
Bare tree on top of Cypress Mountain in West VancouverAt the top we stop and run into a little character on his own quest – for crumbs from our sandwiches.
Cypress Mountain with friendly Whiskey JackHe retreats every so often to a nearby tree but then swoops down and just as I’m taking a bite from my sandwich his little claws brush my knuckles – three times!
Whiskey Jack on top of a tree on top of Cypress Mountain in West VancouverThen a humungous raven swoops in and all the tiny-by-comparison Whiskey Jacks scatter. Now look what we have to compete for our sandwiches with!
Raven on top of Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

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