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We arrived near the top of Whistler Mountain in mixed weather. There was no blue sky, but no rain either, at first. In the summer this is a top mountain biking destination with managed trails that wind for kilometers down the bare ski slopes.


This Inukshuk is about 25 feet tall. It is a symbol of Inuit culture. Indigenous Northern Canadians who live above the Arctic Circle. It is also the symbol of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, which are being held partially in Whistler, an hour and a half north by highway.


To get to this point you take a 15 minute ride in a gondola. It is high altitude.


Across the expanse in the background is Blackcomb, another ski resort. The two peaks are now joined by the Peak-to-Peak Gondola, the longest unsupported expanse in the world today.


Three exposure HDR image.

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Taken on June 18, 2009