Yoho Lake & Takkakaw Falls

DSC03505_2Eight enthusiastic friends joined me for a hike to Yoho Lake in Yoho National Park. It is a strenuous hike from Whiskey Jack Hostel, but the relentless uphill was relieved by finding blueberries, huckleberries, black currants, and the occasional strawberry. Linda’s GPS map showed a lot of dots for those berry stops. Once at the lake with its lovely colour and reflections we checked out the Alpine Club of Canada’s cairn that was erected in 2006 to mark the Club’s centennial. This was the location of the first General Mountaineering Camp of the Club in 1906. After a leisurely lunch we continued the strenuous uphill until we could see Takkakaw Falls far below. Hikers were out in full force that day. We met people coming and going in both directions. Clarence kept asking these people where they were from and then hollering to the rest of us “Belgium coming through” …. “Germany coming through” and so forth. Just before leaving the lake I asked my group to stand beside the ACC cairn for a photo and one of them asked a woman standing nearby to take the photo so I could be in it. As it turned out the woman was Fiona from Exshaw! This was Dave’s highlight hike for his time in the Rockies. He hails from New Brunswick and did four hikes with my group. That is Wapta Peak behind Yoho Lake. Double click to enlarge. DSC03503_2DSC03507_2

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