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Are you still thinking of doing the Vancouver 100? This photo will give you an idea how fantastic the view is from atop Black Mountain. This was taken May 14, 2011 when Neil, Carolyn, Marla, Liza, Dave and I went out for a little 4 hour tour to the bluffs and back from Cypress Bowl. I would say the snow was deep and soft enough for a little breast stroke swim. Dave and Neil gave it a shot without snowshoes but with their yaks but I think the jury is still out on whether or not it was worth the extra energy of postholing. Hopefully event day in 3 weeks will bring more firm snow.
I'm not sure what Dave is doing in the photo below but it looks important. This was the end of the snow at the bluffs. Remember that distances shorter than 100km are welcome. Sign up here.