Sometimes you see a photo that makes your jaw drop, and the image above certainly qualifies. Submitted via twitter by @ihikebc, the stunning snapshot captures the summit of The Black Tusk. Familiar to people who live in B.C. the Black Tusk is a stratovolcano and a pinnacle of volcanic rock in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Distinctive and immediately identifiable, The Black Tusk is among the best known mountains in the Garibaldi Ranges of the Coast Mountains. The volcano is part of the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt which is a segment of the Canadian Cascade Arc, but it is not within the geographic boundary of the Cascade Range.
To Squamish people, this mountain is known as t'ak't'ak mu'yin tl'a in7in'a'xe7en. In their language it means "Landing Place of the Thunderbird". The jagged shape of the mountain and its black colouring are said to come from the Thunderbird's lightning
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