This is a bit behind schedule but still hopefully worth a read. If you’ve ever driven the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Squamish and Whistler on a nice day, you’ve seen what is essentially the entire Tantalus Traverse. Tantalus Provincial Park is located on the West side of the Squamish River Valley just North of Squamish.[…]
The Wedgemount area near Whistler is one of the most popular access points to get into Garibaldi Provincial Park. A steep trail provides access to a small hut and camping area in the alpine next to Wedgemount Lake with the Wedge Glacier spilling off the highest peak and calving into the far side of the lake.[…]
A bit of snow up high and no snow in the valley has meant that logging roads, normally inaccessible with a winter snowpack, allow access to high places that usually go unvisited. Tricouni Peak, just North of Squamish is one such zone. Tricouni gets a bit of attention in the summer as a scramble but is typically reserved for sledders in the winter.