On Saturday, Steve and Darlene proposed that we should go and explore the latest trail just completed, called "Into the Mystic". The name comes from a song of the same name on the 1970 Van Morrison album "Moondance":
I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
Then magnificantly we will float
Into the mystic.
So we drove north on highway 99 to "Function Junction" which is just before Whistler itself. The next challenge was finding a suitable trailhead. If you look at Gmap "t8" option (OSM map) you see there are several ways to start. What you want is to somehow get onto the "Flank" trail from Alpha Lake Road. Steve drove around in a frenzy, checking out three or four wrong starts before we finally found the spot we actually used. As you can see from my track log, the spot we parked was at the top of a short, steep dirt road that turns north off Alpha Lake Road. The hill leading to this spot is quite steep. At the top is a scenic lookout over function junction, and a landing that would hold 3 or 4 cars. There was also a bonfire pit and a stack of shipping pallets to be used as firewood. This is... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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