Lake McArthur near Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park

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Hiking at Lake O’Hara, Again

For the 2nd time this year we made a trip up to the Lake O’Hara region of Yoho National Park to go hiking. This was only a 1 day trip and the intent (hope) was to see the Larches in their full fall colors before the needles fell for the winter. Although we were a couple of weeks late for the Larches, the area is still one of the most incredible places on earth and it was well worth the trip.

While there we hiked the Big Larches trail from Lake O’Hara past Schaffer Lake and up to Lake McArthur. This is a hike that we also did earlier in the summer when McArthur was still frozen. It was pretty amazing to see the difference that only a few months in a very short summer make. There was plenty of snow on the ground on the first trip while there was none on the 2nd and the lake was completely free of ice. The water in Lake McArthur is the most brilliant blue you could ever imagine a lake to be. It was a perfect place to have a picnic and do some exploring before making the descent back to Lake O’Hara.

This months calendar image includes Lake McArthur the plateau on the west side of Lake Mcarthur. The brilliant blue waters of the lake provide the background for the image!

You can see more landscape photography from Lake O’Hara region in the Fine Art Prints collection on the website:

View the Lake O’Hara Fine Art Prints Gallery


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