Saturday, August 14 was the day of the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival, held as a part of Crankworx in Whistler. I had never seen the event but I heard about it and decided to check it out.
At the Base II of Blackcomb Mountain, the tent for sampling various kinds of cheese was set up for the visitors. A friend of mine from L.A. and I decided to sample quite a few, before the first heat of the cheese rolling race began. It was quite hilarious as people ran down the hill, chasing the wheel of cheese!
After sampling both cheese and the cheese rolling race we decided to go up to the top of Blackcomb to try Peak2peak. It was a gorgeous day and you could feel the strong heat of the sun on the top. We took Peak2peak to Whistler mountain and then went on to ride on the Peak Chair to the top of Whistler mountain. (It was the first time for me.)
The view from the top of Whistler was magnificent. I felt so refreshed and re-energized. We did a lot of walking, which was tough sometimes, as we had to walk uphill in the sun! Riding on three gondolas and three chair lifts was a fun experience. I am glad the weather turned out this weekend for my friend who came all the way from L.A.!