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Opabin Circuit / Highline Trail Professional Review and Guide
"A moderate climb from Lake O’Hara to the natural lookout, Opabin Prospect, via the Opabin Circuit. Panoramic views throughout the hike. Overwhelming. That’s the only way to describe the view from Opabin Prospect. Once you arrive at the top of this plateau, it’s as though you’ve attained some sort of sensory overload; there’s so much to look at, you can’t possibly fix your vision to one spot. You just have to stop, take a deep breath, and slowly take it all in."
--Michelle Gurney & Kathy Howe, Hiking Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks (Falcon Guides).
The initial climb from the shoreline of Lake O'Hara is a bit of a grunt, but definitely worth it as once you gain altitude, you are rewarded with spectacular views of Lake O'Hara and many of the other scenic spots in the valley. There is some ledge walking which may not be for everyone but is very enjoyable as long as you concentrate on where you are stepping. A difficult task as the scenery pulls your eyes away from the ground in front of you. I would highly recommend it.
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