Garibaldi - Black Tusk - Helm Creek

On Saturday a couple of friends and I did a pretty epic hike. 

 Ty and Parker moving quick with the Black Tusk in site. We didn't start until a little after 2pm and knew we'd have to keep up a good pace to finish before dark. 

Ty and Parker moving quick with the Black Tusk in site. We didn't start until a little after 2pm and knew we'd have to keep up a good pace to finish before dark. 

 We drank fresh, cold water from the stream. At 11.5km into the hike on a hot day, it was very welcome. That's Garibaldi Lake in the background. 

We drank fresh, cold water from the stream. At 11.5km into the hike on a hot day, it was very welcome. That's Garibaldi Lake in the background. 

 Ty and J-Dub making their way up the snow. 

Ty and J-Dub making their way up the snow. 

 Different angle/elevation. 

Different angle/elevation. 

 Looking into the crater and beyond. 

Looking into the crater and beyond. 

 Climbing this scree slope was tough. Two steps forward, sliding one back. 

Climbing this scree slope was tough. Two steps forward, sliding one back. 

 Ty on the way down. 

Ty on the way down. 

 Beautiful mountain meadows on the way down. 

Beautiful mountain meadows on the way down. 

 Some sort of high plain. 

Some sort of high plain. 

 Home stretch - the sun was starting to get a bit lower, and we still had about 10km to go. 

Home stretch - the sun was starting to get a bit lower, and we still had about 10km to go. 

All in, it was an incredible hike. Ty even made the summit (J-Dub and I hung back the last little stretch because we didn't feel like scrambling) and we completed the 27.6 km and ~1700m of elevation in about 6.5 hours, getting to the car just it was getting dark at about 9pm.