Sunday, April 5, 2020
The Peak of Vancovuer
What a beautiful day. I rode my motorcycle into Vancouver today. The Lions looked majestic with a blanket of fresh snow on them so I stopped at Capiliano park where the Dam and watershed is to take a picture. This is where my father used to take pictures of the Lions when I was young.
I continued on to the foot of Grouse Mountain and hiked up the BCMC. The Grouse grind is still closed due to hazardous conditions but the BCMC is open. You need crampons or microspikes because the last third of the trail has hard packed snow on it. It starts of dry and bare.
Half way up it starts to get frosty.
The last third is a ton of snow.
We had fresh snow last night at higher elevations. The gondola is closed so if you hike up you have to hike back down again. That and the snow greatly reduces traffic. It would make more sense to have people hike up the Grind and down the BCMC for easier social distancing.
Although the Chalet is closed they legally have to leave access open for Dam Mountain because its a public trail. I'm not sure if they are aware of that. Mobility rights are in the Canadian Charter of rights. In the picture above you can see the Lions on the left in the distance and Crown mountain on the Right in the distance. I think that's Goat Mountain in the middle.
This is a picture of the Peak. The hikers on the left are accessing the public trail up Dam Mountain also known as the snowshoe grind. After hiking up the BCMC I didn't have enough steam left to hike up Dam mountain. Normally I take the gondola up but the Communist government of British Columbia has shut that down.
This is a picture of the Peak Zip line. It should be open for business. Conditions are ideal. They said we're going to shut everything down for two weeks. Well two weeks is up. We need to get back to business or the government intervention will do far more damage than the virus.
Grouse Mountain should be open, making money, paying taxes and employing people who pay taxes. Justin Trudeau's brainless socialism is going to collapse our democratic system. If the fear freaks are too afraid to go to work stay home. Just STFU and let us fight this war for them.
This is a picture of the Wind Generator on the Peak. In all my years of hiking, I have never seen that thing turn in the wind. Setting a date on zero carbon emissions is unrealistic. Humans exhale carbon dioxide. Without carbon dioxide all the trees will die. If there is too much carbon dioxide, we need to plant more trees. It's that simple.
This is the view from the Peak of Vancouver. This is our home. That makes this holy ground worth fighting for. All businesses are essential services. Lead, follow or get out of the way.