Posted by: cherylyoung | February 3, 2016

HERE IT IS THE SECOND OF THREE PARTS ABOUT “YOHO NATIONAL PARK”

Cheryl Young's Blog

Exploring Lake O Hara

High peaks, cirques and rock basin lakes, alpine larch

 stands, rock lichens, alpine plants — this is the

Lake O’Hara Valley.

 These special features attract many visitors who wish

 to experience the area’s unique beauty; however, the

 area’s fragile alpine environment is susceptible to damage

 from overuse.

 A quota helps minimize impact and supports a quality

 wilderness experience.

Lake O’Hara Campground is 7 miles (11 km) up the

 Lake O’Hara Road from Hwy 1 on the east side of Spiral

 Tunnels, followed by an 8-mile (13-km) hiking trail.

If you’d rather not walk in, you can access this

 campground  by bus.

 Reservations are required to take the bus to Lake O’Hara

for day use and camping.

 The bus operates from June 17 through September 30,

plus reduced bus schedules from October 1 through

 October 5.

To protect this sensitive alpine area, a quota system limits

 the number…

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