Intimate Lake O'Hara 2016 Landscape Photography Tour

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Yoho National Park

Lake O'Hara

Field, BC V0A 1G0

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Lake O'Hara is THE best place in the Canadian Rockies to photograph the fall colours of the Alpine Larches.

Location: Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park

Start: Sept. 22, 2016 at 7:45am

End: Sept. 23, 2016 at 6:00pm

Cost: $875.00

What's Included: Meals, lodgings, Parks Canada back country user premits and transportation along the restricted access 12 km road to Lake O'Hara are all included.

Number of Participants: 2

Leader/Guest ratio: Photography instructor and IGA hiking guide ratio to guests is an amazing 1:1

Leaders: Brian Merry - PPOC acredited Professional Nature Photogapher

Plus a Hiking Guide certified by the International Guide's Association

Guests: (Insert your name and your friend's name here!)

Detailed tour info: Lake O'Hara tour info and suggested equipment webpage

Lake O'Hara is a World famous, specuacularly brilliant blue mountian lake in a high, mountian valley nestled up against the west side of Mount Victoria and the continential divide. The Eastern boundary of the region is Mount Victoria, whch is the same beautiful mountain seen in the famous landscape photograph of Lake Louise, which is just a little farther East.

Most people who've been here agree that this is the best scenic little valley in all of the Canadian Rockies. And, it is highly competitive to get a spot on the quota restricted buses that transport visitors there.

Come and join myself, and my wife Kazue, business partner and a certified International Guide's Association hiking guide, on the amazing Lake O'Hara Landscape Photography Tour based at the Alpine Club of Canada's Elizabeth Parker Hut. This will be our 8th Photography tour we've held here in 6 years and my 40th+ time I've been to this beautiful little valley. The beautiful Alpine Club of Canada log cabin is located a mere 800m meters along a trial from where the buses drop us off in the morning. The hut has one large co-ed dorm room with bunkbeds equiped with clean mattresses, which we lay our sleeping bags out on to sleep the night away.

The Photography:

We'll spend our time hiking around the valley at a photographer's pace enjoying the amazing landscape photography locations that the area has to offer. It seems that every few minutes I spend hiking down any of the trials in Lake O'Hara I see another world class landscape photography scene revealed in front of me. They just keep on coming and coming and coming... This place is incredible!

The Lake O'Hara trial system is know as the best in the Canadian Rockies for hiking through spectacular scenery. I, for one, can't get enough of this place. I've visited the area for both climbing and photography close to about 40+ times now since the late 1990s.

We will use our experience in the area to maximize your time here, putting you in the best places to take your own landscape photographs with assitance from Brian. We will hike to all the established hiking trials in the area visiting valleys including Lake O'Hara, Lake Oesa, Opabin Plateau, MacAuthur pass and MacAurthur Lake. In short, we will take you to all of the best places for photography in the area using the established Parks Canada hiking trials.

What to expect:

  1. Expect to hike 3-10 kilometers a day in terrain varying from 3 kms of flat terrain around the lakeshore to 8-10 kms with 1000 feet in elevation gain/loss.
  2. Be prepared for all possible mounatin weather including early fall snow/rain to bright, warm and sunny weather
  3. Dorm style co-ed accommodation is at the Elizabeth Parker Hut, the Alpine Club of Canada's most beautiful alpine log cabin complex.
  4. Gormet meals prepared by Kelly Mager - former head chef in a trendy restaurant in Toronto - turned full time professional backcountry caterer.
  5. Landscape Photography. We'll be photographing the famous grand landscapes of Lake O'Hara.
  6. Night sky photography session(s), weather premitting.

And most of all,.. be prepared to be blown away by the beauty of this place! I'm not kidding!

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Yoho National Park

Lake O'Hara

Field, BC V0A 1G0

Canada

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