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Black Tusk is the left over basaltic plug from a volcano. The rest of the mountain, that once stood twice its present height, has been eroded away leaving the basaltic core of lava.
I took this shot with my zoom lens from Garibaldi Lake. To bring the view into scale from the lake you can see from the workshop.
You have to hike up to Garibaldi lake first before you can attempt Black Tusk. The trail does lead to a chimney of 300 ft that gives access to the top of the Black Tusk but due to erosion over the last 30 years many of the handholds have deteriorated.
The sight certainly stands out in Garibaldi Park. I hope to return next year and get closer to this mountian and take some wonderful shots from that height. There have been many who have climbed it. For more info on that hike you can see more from this photo blog. Enjoy!

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