This weekend I took some friends Ken and Glennys up to Mount Prevost, one of my favorite sunrise spots on the Island. This mountain was originally called Swuqus by the local Cowichan first nations peoples. Their legends say that there was a great flood and that a man and two women hid on the mountain to escape the waters. These three became the ancestors of the Cowichan people. The mountain is app. 730 meters high and looks over the Cowichan Valley. We left Nanaimo in the dark at 5:30am and drove south to Duncan with only one stop at Tim's in Ladysmith for me to grab a coffee. We drove up the windy forest service road to the back side of Prevost and then hiked up a fairly steep trail in the darkness to the war cairn at the summit. I am sure Ken and Glennys were wondering what they had gotten themselves into! But even in the dark you could tell it was going to be a spectacular morning and boy was it ever. Here are a few of my images from that beautiful morning.