John Asbacher Photography

Personal Photo Album

The Stawamus Chief, an old magma chamber of an ancient volcano and the world's second largest granite monolith, was revealed as ice eroded the weaker rock. If one looks closely, one can still see volcanic and glacial evidence in Squamish's dynamic surroundings. There are lava flows, basalt deposits, glacial-polished rock forms like the one at the south end of the Stawamus Chief parking lot, and the notorious Cheekye debris fan.