Hiking Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks
by Michelle Gurney & Kathy Howe (Falcon Guides)
© Michelle Gurney & Kathy Howe/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
One of the least pleasant and unrewarding hikes I've ever been on, particularly given the effort required. I'm sure the drizzly weather and low hanging clouds didn't help much, but I believe, in general the views are fairly limited anyways given that you are typically in the woods most of the time (there are better views from your car in this area) and the trail had little change in biome. It is a fairly strenuous assent with long, steep switchbacks that seem poorly planned, trees with spray-painted graffiti in several spots, and the higher you get, increasing road noise from the Trans-Canadian Highway. When you finally reach the "lake" it is a small pond-I've a more picturesque one in the woods out behind my house. There is a "viewpoint" about 1 kilometer from the "lake;" the mountains are pretty, but less so than what you'd see from your car, other than a very good vista of the highway itself snaking through the valley! Don't bother.
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