Where: Elizabeth Parker Hut– Yoho National Park
When: May 4, 5, 2013
Who: 10 people
Route: Lake O’Hara road.
Distance: 24.0 km return
Elevation: 400 m gain, 400m loss
Safety: Avalanche terrain, weather.
Equipment: To be discussed at the meeting.
Required: Avalanche gear, First aid kit, Nordic touring skis.
Hut information: http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/facility/info/EParkerHut.pdf
READ THE ENTIRE WRITE-UP BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS TRIP!!!
This trip has a manual wait list.
The Lake O’Hara trailhead is located on the south side of the Trans-Canada Highway, 12km west of Lake Louise, Alberta and 13km east of Field, BC. The turn-off to the trailhead is signed on the highway. After crossing the railroad tracks, turn right and drive about 200 metres to the parking area.
Lake O’Hara is one of the more spectacular areas in the Rocky Mountains, and provides many outstanding views of the lakes and surrounding mountains. Bring your camera and you will not be disappointed.
The ski approach to the hut can take anywhere from 3-7 hours, depending on conditions and gear. You will be able to travel lite because mattresses, stoves, pots, dishes, and utensils are supplied.
Day 1: Parking Lot....................Elizabeth Parker Hut 12.0 km
Day 2: Elizabeth Parker Hut.......Parking Lot 12.0 km
We will be leaving Lake Louise at 9:30pm, so please be gassed up, feed, and ready to leave.
It is your responsibility to make sure you have acquired all necessary equipment, clothing, and food for this trip. All outdoor activities involve a certain degree of risk, so it is up to you to be prepared, resilient, self-reliant, responsible, cautious, and aware of surrounding hazards. As well, mountain weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for unforeseen changes. For safety reasons, if you show up for this event unprepared or with inappropriate clothing and or gear you will not be permitted to continue on the trip. Organizers are not guides.
If renting gear please make sure it works and all parts are there.
Members are empowered to take responsibility, gain backcountry experience, and knowledge, as this event should be viewed as a learning experience as well as a fun filled trip.
- Each individual needs to obtain a reservation for the Elizabeth Parker Hut and a National Parks wilderness pass. Park passes for each vehicle will also be required.
- Reservations can be made by calling the Alpine club of Canada at 1 (403)[masked]. Book your reservation under your own name!
- Parks Canada requires that reservations and wilderness passes are to be in your possession the duration of the trip. Failing to do so could involve fines and removal from the trip.
- Trip members will be responsible for setting up their own car-pooling prior to the trip start date.
- We will be stopping in Banff for hot springs and dinner after the trip. If you are not interested in participating, please make arrangements to car-pool with others not attending, prior to the event start date.
MANDATORY PRE-TRIP MEETING: April 6, 2013
At the meeting all required permits and or reservations need to be presented to the trip organizer, or you risk being removed from the trip. Any fees incurred by the group leader for your participation in the trip must be paid in full by this date. Fees paid by the group leader will be non- refundable and non-transferable (this trip involves commitment).
If you have any questions I can be contacted at [masked]
PLEASE READ CORA RULES OF CONDUCT