Second part of the trip to Vancouver and Vancouver Island. You can watch part one here. This video rounds up the BC Ferry, Victoria and Pacific Rim National Park.
This is the first part of a week-long vacation to Vancouver and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Part one is wandering around Vancouver. Started in Yaletown, walked around downtown to the library, Sky Harbour and The Centre. Day two, climbed Lynn Peak near the Grouse Grind and headed back down to the waterfront. Day three was Wreck Beach and West Vancouver.
Flew into Portland where my friend picked me up. Drove over to the coast, then took the 101 and the 1 back to L.A. It was cloudy.
Northern part of the coast was covered in fog, best parts are the rocky coasts, massive cliffs and lighthouses, if you’re into that kind of thing. Screw lighthouses if you’re not. Newport was a neat town with amazing fish and the Rogue Brewery. Then it started to clear up a little bit before Oregon Dunes National Rec Area, giant sand dunes where they filmed Star Wars (the, uh, sand dune parts). The southern part of the coast was clear and desolate. Giant rocks jutting out of the ocean, and then hippies at the California border. Redwood National Park had some nice trails and big trees. They’re like trees, but taller. This trip is good for you.
Mount San Antonio (better known as Mount Baldy) at 10,068 feet is the highest point in Los Angeles County and the third-tallest mountain in Southern California. Pretty easy to find, with well-marked trails, take the 210 to Mount Baldy Road and keep going up. There are three trails to the top, and we took the best-marked, most popular and easiest, which was around 13 miles round trip. You can also cut the first half out of the way by taking the ski lift, which only makes people with unnecessary pride bitter.