The first location was in the park. Research showed me that there was a hike that went up to a spot very close to where Lauren Harris painted the sketches for his Pic Island paintings. I was told that it was 4.5 kilometers each way and although uphill all the way to the lookout it was good footing and an easy walk. I was also told that there was a storm heading our way but it wouldn't arrive until about 5 pm. It was only about 10 am so I knew that I had lots of time to hike up paint and hike back down.
This was painted in bit of a panic and I am not especially happy with it but considering the massive storm front rushing at me while I was working I probably should be. The view was incredible and I would have loved to have spent more time up there. As it turns out the storm passed over when I was almost down off the mountain and all it did was sprinkle a little. Arrgh!