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Stawamus Chief

Our original plan was to hike Howe Sound Crest Trail in Cypress Provincial Park, but due to the amount of snow, it was impossible without snowshoes. So that’s why there are some pictures taken in Cypress Provincial Park.
Stawamus Chief is the landmark of Squamish, just on the east side of Sea to Sky Highway. This huge granite dome is claimed to be the second largest granite monolith in the world, topping 700m above the adjacent water body, Howe Sound. We followed a well maintained trail to the centre summit. The trail is short, but steep. On top of the Chief, Howe Sound and Squamish Valley dominate the view to west. Looking north, Mt. Garibaldi was hidden in clouds, with its summit merely shows up. Overall, with little effort, we got great views.

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