While at the peak of Grouse Mountain, the view of the city of Vancouver was magnificent, even if it doesn’t show up so well in my photos. Also interesting is getting there. The cable car ride to the “peak” is relatively quick and not as troubling as I though it’d be. Personally I still don’t trust it that much as I know too much about how these things work and how potentially dangerous it could be with even a little malfunction, but that’s beside the point. I don’t normally do great with high places, so after my last cable car trip in Germany to (pardon me, I forget the name, will maybe look it up… right now…) Zugspitze, which was… well… let’s just say it probably hadn’t been updated in a few decades, the cable car ride up to Grouse Mountain was quick, well maintained, and smooth. The “driver” warned everyone on board when we approached the supports where the car tends to jostle a bit, it was hardly worth mentioning. Anyways, back to the mountain. Although you can walk all the way up to the tip top, I opted to take the ski lift, which a few dozen other people did to, that was concerning a bit. Maybe less for people using it when the ground is covered in snow, but when the ground is rocky and jagged and fifty feet or more down, it wasn’t as pleasant. I walked back down, on the way I did find the rock wall face intriguing. Mostly the way the melting snow and ice created trickles of water down the sides, but that unfortunately didn’t show up well in the pictures. Still, here’s a picture of the ski lift and the rock face along the path on the way down (or up) the peak trail.

Shot on iPhone XS. Shot on Moment.

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