Saturday, July 31, 2010

Just Go The Distance

If you go the distance (driving and hiking) you will be rewarded at the golden level!  We crossed the border into Yoho National Park in British Columbia.  Here we go, crossing the border again to hike for the day!  We parked just across the highway from Wapta Lake at the Wapta Lake Picnic Area.  

Only three kilometers into the hike, we came upon Sherbrooke Lake which was a TEASE of what was to come.  The clear sky and calm water created picture perfect reflections.  There is something about me and reflections! I even think reflections can be prettier then the actual thing.
We followed the lake shore for quite some time where we got a TASTE of the many beautiful and unusual things one sees in the mountain wilderness.  If you keep your eyes wide open and be aware of everything around you, you will find a feast that will fill you.

What we thought at first to be Niles Meadow was only the Amphitheatre.  The lush green landscape with the creek running through it all surrounded by mountain after mountain will only TANTALIZE you.  You are left wondering if the Amphitheatre looks like this, what on earth could the actual, real Meadow look like.  Well, let's go a little further and see!

We climbed to Niles Meadow and from there we had a great view ahead of mountains that were TEMPTING us.  We wanted to see the view they were blocking.  We needed to see what was on the other side and there was only one way that was going to happen.  We gave in to the temptation!

We came this far, why not "just go the distance"!  We ascended an easy scramble route over a field of gigantic boulders which lead us to an overlook.  The golden reward!  The TOTAL PACKAGE!  We reached the Daly Glacier Overlook with the Daly Glacier being right behind me.  The melt from the Glacier forms this lake and then pours with a force down the side creating Takakkaw Falls.  The 3rd photo is one I took only a week ago when I hiked the Iceline Trail.  You can see the Daly Glacier up above and behind the falls.  Last weekend when I looked up and saw the Glacier, never in my wildest dreams could I ever even have imagined that I would be there one day!  "Adventure Designer!  You sure lived up to your name today"!


I haven't been detailing my hikes as much as I use to through my blog.  Today's adventure was worthy of the total package.  It rated high on the "WOW" factor! It packed lots of punch!    It made me feel like I was "on top of the world"!

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