Conference in Whistler

The Olympic square
The Olympic square

 

I have not been to Whistler since before the Olympics, but it seemed like just the right thing to soothe my mountain-withdrawl. Happily, this year’s Association of Canadian Ergonomists conference was in Whistler the week before Thanksgiving, which meant there was time for Thanksgiving family visits as well.

Misty forest
Misty forest

I traveled up with Elizabeth, who also spent the week with me in Whistler. I attended the conference while she did paperwork and went hiking. We also got some hikes in together as well, including our first hike which featured 3 bears and a substantial detour to avoid getting eaten.

Hipster Scat on a trail.  They must be close by!
Hipster Scat on a trail. They must be close by!
Elizabeth with the first bear, Chompy.  He was too busy eating mushrooms to bother with us.
Elizabeth with the first bear, Chompy. He was too busy eating mushrooms to bother with us.
He was actually pretty far away.
He was actually pretty far away.

We also stayed with a new friend, Lynne from New Zealand. She was presenting her very interesting research on ATV accidents among New Zealand farmers.

Lynne and I on the 99
Lynne and I on the 99

Altogether it was a great trip, and finished off with 2 turkey dinners and 3 niece visits (2 little, 1 big).

Milling edge-cleared trees in the parking lot
Milling edge-cleared trees in the parking lot
Mini-hut on the slope
Mini-hut on the slope
Snow-cat!
Snow-cat!

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  1. I can’t believe you saw 3 bears!!! I have been to Whistler 3 times this year and didn’t see a single one!

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