Snowshoe/Hike to Lake O'Hara Elizabeth Parker Hut - Fri, Apr 28 2017, Sat, Apr 29 2017, Sun, Apr 30 2017

Snowshoe/Hike to Lake O'Hara Elizabeth Parker Hut (4/28/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Starbucks in the Hamptons
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Apr 28 2017, Sat, Apr 29 2017, Sun, Apr 30 2017  7:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jan 4 2017 7:00:00 AM
Event Duration:3 days, 2 nights
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Beata
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Member Cost:$80.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park, known for its spectacular alpine lakes and scenery, and its spectacular network of hiking trails, is known around the world as a hiker’s paradise. A group from the EOC will be visiting Lake O’Hara from April 28-30. Accommodations for the weekend have been booked at the Alpine Club of Canada’s Elizabeth Parker Hut.

On Friday April 28th we will hike to/from the base Lake O'Hara parking lot to the Elizabeth Parker Hut. This route we will follow to Lake O'Hara is 12 km in length, with 400 m of elevation gained along its length. While the Trans Canada Highway through Yoho National Park is likely to be clear of snow at the end of April, and the base parking lot for Lake O’Hara snow free, it is likely that there will be snow at Lake O’Hara and that the lake itself will still be frozen. Even by early June, the staff at the nearby Lake O’Hara Lodge who arrive to begin preparing the lodge for the summer hiking season usually expect to spend some time shoveling snow. We should expect to be hiking as we start the day, but may need our snowshoes before we finish our hike.

On Saturday (April 29th), we will do some day snowshoeing/hiking Lake O’Hara area. Because there is likely to still be snow in the region (and accordingly, potential avalanche risk), we will be following trails that are considered Class 1 (Simple) Avalanche Terrain. We will venture towards Linda Lake/Morning Glory Lakes, and potentially beyond through the Duchesnay Basin towards Cathedral Lake. While summer hikers follow the Duchesnay Basin trails less frequently than other trails in the Lake O’Hara region, all of the trails in the Lake O'Hara region are outstanding, and we will encounter a number of beautiful lakes and be offered spectacular views of Mounts Huber and Victoria. We will also be able to complete a short but spectacular circuit of Lake O’Hara.

On Sunday April 30th, we will hike out of the Lake O’Hara by following the same route that we followed to access the region.

Accomodations: The Elizabeth Parker Hut has a well-supplied kitchen, where we will have access to utensils, pots and pans, bakeware, as well as a propane oven and stoves. Both the main cabin and the adjacent Wiwaxy Cabin are lit by propane lighting and heated in the winter months by woodburning stoves. The bunks have thick foam mattresses, but guests at the hut must bring their own sleeping bags.

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag
Toilet paper
Food for the weekend
Parks Canada Wilderness Pass
Weather appropriate clothing
Broad-spectrum protection formulated sunscreen
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Water filter (one water filter will be supplied for the group by Ryan)
Hiking poles
Bear spray


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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$80.00/Person
Cost Includes:Two nights at Elizabeth Parker Hut (not including wilderness passes)
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