Happy time would pass really fast. Today was the last day when we could enjoy our stay in Whistler. Looking back on the past six days, we didn't have even one cloudless day with brilliant sunshine. I'd like to have taken lots of pictures for two couples, Mr. & Mrs. K. and Mr. & Mrs. W., who visited Whistler for the first time, but I couldn't.
Today, Mr. & Mrs. W. chose a walk and shopping in the village rather than skiing. Our group leader visited a physical therapist's clinic. Mr. & Mrs. K. and I went up heading to the summit of Blackcomb mountain. I was going to take pictures on the summit, even if we had to wait for the sun's appearance for some time as long as we could put up with the bitterness. When we got to the summit, a strong wind blew a blanket of dense fog and clouds around us and surprisingly we could view the Black Tusk, the most symbolic pinnacle of volcanic rock located in Garibaldi Provincial Park of British Columbia. The goddess of the mountain might smile on us.
When we were skiing down the slope and passed under the Peak2Peak gondola, we happened to find that one of the Peak2Peak gondolas has a window in its floor. Height scares me, but I'm a man of curiosity. I tried to get on, and was predictably filled with fear. I just wanted to show the picture to my friends.
blanket 一面に覆うもの [＋blanket of]
a blanket of snow 一面に積もった雪
a blanket of fog 一面の霧
thick/heavy/dense fog 濃霧, 深い霧
《[C]通例単数形で》 (経歴などの) 頂点, 絶頂, 脂の乗りきった時期
reach the pinnacle (of sth) （＜経歴など＞の）頂点に達する
(建築物の) 小尖塔(せんとう), ピナクル; (高山の) 峰; 大きくとがった岩
predictably 予想どおり（に）; 予測しえたように, 予想にたがわずに