Yamnuska Natural Area Hike

 

Reed Lake

Reed Lake

May28th Wednesday

The hike planned for the day was to be Razors Edge but with the rain and the low cloud cover we went to Yamnuska Natural Area. This area  is in the shadow of  Mt. Yamnuska. The official parking lot is opposite the Francis Cook Landfill Site on Hwy 1A. The trail starts just up the landfill site road.

Wet day hike at Yamnuska Nat Area

Wet day hike at Yamnuska Nat Area

The area has many hidden features. There are three lakes, twin lakes, large tree and a hidden valley.

Hilltop Lake

Hilltop Lake

The area ranges from open pasture  to typical mountain terrain.

Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake is the largest and a good water fowl spotting site.

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley runs under the cliffs of Goat Mt.

Yam Nat Area

Distance return 9 km    Time return  3 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch )    Elevation gain 195 m       Total height 1410 m

 

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