We got up very early at like about 4:30 a.m. to travel to the Squamish and Whistler area on Saturday March 27, 2010 for our first back road trip, again for the mission of finding wildlife. We were fortunate to see and hear lots of birds, and we also saw a couple of deer, but we didn’t see too much else at this point in time.
The first point of travel was to Garibaldi Provincial Park area. Please note that at the present time, that you must enter Garibaldi Park area via to the Diamond Trailhead through the Quest University Road. The Lower Mamquam Road has a washout on it, and travel is unadvisable in this, area, and as well, you will notice a road closed sign put up by the Squamish District. If you do however try to go through, you will go through at your own risk. We went up to the Diamondhead Trail Head and were greeted with the presence of snow falling as we headed higher and higher into the mountains towards this area. Please note that they do keep this road plowed during the winter to allow those who want to backcountry ski to get up to this area safely. As a note of what I saw on the travel boards at the foot of the trail head was information regarding avalanches, bear safety etc. Please heed to all of these warning accordingly. Please also note that this is a self sufficient park, meaning that you need to have necessary safety gear etc. Also, please try and practice no trace hiking and camping, so that others can enjoy the same sites that you may enjoy. On our way down from the trailhead, we were fortunate to see some stunning sites of the coastal mountains, and of the Sunshine Coast etc., so we took some pictures.