Hamilton Lake & Emerald Lake – Yoho National Park – British Columbia – Canada

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Hamilton Lake & Emerald Lake –  Yoho National Park – British Columbia – Canada

Howdy , yes finally a new post , crazy summer and the strange weather did not help to get out . I was looking for a new hike and with a good forecast insight , I ended up in Yoho National Park . I first tried Lake O’ Hara but they are so over booked , they wont even take standbys any more ! It is obvious that our National Parks are getting over used and Banff , Lake Louise make your head spin when you see the buses , campers and a flood of people . Anyway I settled for another hike starting from the parking lot at Emerald lake up to Hamilton Lake . Go early or you might have to hike an extra KM just to get to the parking lot LOL. The 5.4 KM trail winds up the mountain side in the trees and its nice and shady that is especially nice on the way down after being in the sun up top . It’s one of those straight up and straight down and good for the the 60 year old knees . Their is a few scrambles you can do while up there to either the end of the lake and up to the col on the right . Or the best one is when you get to the lake go up the right and start climbing the ridge on the left and eventually you will see the ever so beautiful Emerald Lake , well worth it. So hike on and enjoy
cheers

Dani

 

 

 

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