After yesterday's teasing views from a short hike around Lake O'Hara, Larry Stanier's slide show, reaping the reward of a luck of the draw and sensing my stars were aligned when I saw them all lined up in the sky, then I shouldn't be out of line to have high hopes and great expectations for today! No car pool meet up today, no driving to a trail head, just walk out the front door and within a few minutes I already start feeling like I'm at a higher level!
My first photo of the day! Lake O'Hara at 8:30 am!
We followed the east side of Lake O'Hara to the far end and then began the climb up which took us past a few smaller lakes before reaching Lake Oesa. This was going to be one of those days where there are reflections everywhere. We took our first big break here before hiking around and to the far side of the Lake.
Then totally green! Shortly past Lake Oesa is Lefroy Lake.
Opabin Lake was a nice place to relax and reflect!
Once back down to lake level, we had a lovely stroll towards The Lodge to fill our bottles from the porcelin fountain first then waundered through the meadow back to the front door of the Hut where we called it a hiking day and I turned off my GPS. What a joy, no worries of a long drive home after alomost eleven hours of hiking. It was time for wine, dinner and chatting with the other hut guests. Even though we are now at meadow level, looking up at the mountains that surround us, I feel like I am as high as they are. As the sun sets and the stars come out, I notice how the stars are aligned! Maybe mine will be tomorrow!