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Emerald Lake Loop and Basin, Yoho National Park

  • Jul 13, 2013 · 7:00 AM

Please do not RSVP No – we only need to know if you are attending.

To Attend: review event details and answer the questions in RSVP. If you do not answer the questions at RSVP you will be taken off the list.

Kathy will depart from Shouldice Park

Linda will depart from Heritage Park

We welcome beginners for this very scenic hike. After a short, steep section the trail levels. It ends in a natural amphitheatre of hanging glaciers and avalanche paths.

One group will be going up to the amphitheatre the other will stay at the river and siesta. Your choice.









Please read the entire posting before RSVP'ing to be sure this hike is appropriate for you and you understand our policies.

Note: Our pace will be relaxed; it will not be a race. We will be stopping for great views, photos, rest breaks and the occasional head count. Also, if you cannot stay with the group please refrain from signing up.
Speed demons need not to apply!

Hiker requirements: Healthy enough to complete the hike, good sense of humour and a desire to explore the natural environment. Bring your cheerfulness and sense of humour.

Distance: App. 10KM
Elevation gain: 250 M
Duration: 4-5 hours plus driving time. Please note: duration is approximate, always expect the unexpected and come prepared.

Direction: Turn of to Emerald lake / Natural Bridge about 1 km west of field. Follow road to Emerald Lake parking lot. Trail head is at the end of the parking lot.

Gear requirements:
Dress appropriately for the weather
Water (minimum 2L for the hike and more for the ride)
Hiking boots (if you show up with runners and/or jeans I will not take you for this hike.)
Hiking poles (optional)
Bear spray must
Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch
Camera (optional)
Pack garbage out (must)


We will be stopping at Lake Louise for morning coffee and possibly a bite to eat on our way home.

Suggested passenger fare/costs: $30.00 for gas per person and in cash to your driver. Should you wish to drive yourself fell free to do so. You need Park Pas; if your driver willing to share the group pass $5 towards it.

Please read the following:

Who can attend: No dogs please. No children for this hike. Members only.


Organizers have the right to remove member as he/she sees fit without prior notice.

Waiver: Your consent is required for attending this event. You will be asked to provide the name and number of an emergency contact. Please read the Waiver by clicking HERE. I will bring the group waiver form with me to the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike so please make sure you read it before you come to Shouldice.

Your Host is a volunteer and not a trained guide. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road, weather, and trail conditions for the trip; and, you are responsible for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear, food and water, personal first-aid and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

Please email me if you have any questions.

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  • Ezmina

    Had a great time, met some awesome people, and had great weather...what more can one ask for !!
    Thanks Linda and Kathy

    July 15, 2013

  • Miriam R

    Well organized hike, good company, stunning views and just the right mix of easy (loop) and more challenging (basin) trails that make it an excellent hike. Thank you Kathy and Linda. We hope to see more of these types of hikes

    July 14, 2013

  • Denise

    Kathy and Linda - thank you for organizing the hike - I enjoyed it very much. The views were great and it was good to try a new trail that I have not done before. Looking forward to more hikes. Thanks again.

    July 14, 2013

  • Keela

    Thanks for organizing thr hike cathy & Linds

    July 13, 2013

  • Linda

    Excellent weather, and good hiking conditions. It was good to see/meet all of you, and hope to see you again on future hikes!

    July 13, 2013

  • Linda

    Hi Keela, We usually organize the car pooling at the meetup site. If you strongly feel you'd like to drive, I'll see to it you have passengers.

    July 10, 2013

    • Keela

      No that fine. I guess I will clean my vehicle today, just in case. :)

      July 11, 2013

  • Keela

    I am meeting Linda at Heritage park - just wondering if you know yet wether or not I am driving? I had put on the RVSP that I could drive if needed but I have not heard.

    July 10, 2013

  • Kathy

    Please note one more time; the meeting place at Shouldice Park and Heritage Park. Some of you want to meet at various locations. The meeting is at the above locations no exception!!! If you cannot make it to the meeting location please remove yourself.

    July 8, 2013

    • Kathy

      sorry, as I said the meeting place as above.

      1 · July 8, 2013

    • Jay

      OK, we quit then. Thank you and you guys have fun.

      July 8, 2013

  • arti

    Looking for a ride from Shouldice, will share gas and park pass. Thank you.

    July 7, 2013

    • Linda

      Hi Arti, Car pooling will all be arranged at Shouldice or Heritage - no need to pre-arrange it here.

      July 7, 2013

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