Thursday, 4 December 2008

Hiking Trails - Takakkaw Loop - Day 3

Trail is considered moderate/intermediate
Closest Town: Field, BC

This hike takes place in Yoho National Park in British Columbia in western Canada. Today is the third day of a hike that began last week at the Takakkaw Falls.

The hike to Laughing Falls which is a short, leisurely walk of about 4.6km.

[1-Twin Falls - looking back from the trail]









[2-Yoho Valley trail]




[3-Chipmunk on rock]



[4-Bull Elk]




[5-Laughing Falls]




Laughing Falls campground has 8 camping sites with a privy and food storage pole.



Research: ParksCanada; field.ca/yohonationalpark.
Photo Credits: [1]-danielebneter CC=nc-flickr, [2][5]-brilang CC=nc-sa-flickr, [3]-Species Snob CC=nd-flickr, [4]-subindie CC=nc-nd-flickr.

29 comments:

T and S said...

Beautiful series of images and informative post as always Barbara. The pic of the bull elk is awesome...Thomas

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

back to Twin Falls, yay!

laughingwolf said...

still miss the west, but thx for the great pics :D

Charles Gramlich said...

I might be able to do 4 miles, although over that rough ground I'd be pretty tired. I remember my legs hurting even when I was 18 going up and down the Ozarks.

BernardL said...

Stunning pictorial.

Shelley Munro said...

It looks lovely. What a neat name for a waterfall.

MTA said...

Always splendid!

RuneE said...

You do show off your country in an beautiful way! Those waterfalls would be fun to spend a while picturing. That elk was awesome.

PS Thank you for the pleasant comment - I have written quite a lot myself, but only in connection with work. However, the term "writes block is not unknown to me... :-)

I hope I don't get "photographers block".

Alice Audrey said...

You still have green grass too? It's been a weird winter. Great shots, BTW.

Barbara Martin said...

Thomas, every place in Canada, or elsewhere, has a beautiful image to convey.

Gary, you really like those falls, don't you?

Tony, all this posting about the west is making me homesick, even after all these years.

Barbara Martin said...

Charles, in this area there campsites within short distances, so a person could gauge themselves.

Bernard, thank you, and your writing is coming along nicely.

Shelley, after a tiring hike the water may appear to be laughing.

Maria, thank you.

Barbara Martin said...

RuneE, there are places that aren't so nice, but I prefer to show those areas that make anyone's heart sing.

Alice, welcome and enjoy your visit.

Yes, Toronto still has green grass, even after the snow fall in mid-November. There often is each year until the cold sets in and the snow stays.

laughingwolf said...

can't blame you, barbara, magnificent country, dry weather... and colder'n hell :O lol

J. L. Krueger said...

Great post as usual. That elk had me licking my chops! :)

Mary Witzl said...

Love that chipmunk! And what is there about waterfalls that is so soothing and cleansing? Both the sound of them and the sight of them is inspiring...

J.K. Coi said...

Beautiful pictures! Glad I came across your blog. Take care and have a great weekend.

J.K. Coi
Immortals to Die For
www.jkcoi.com

Barbara Martin said...

Tony, I prefer dealing with frigid cold than hot humidity.

JL, a hunter at heart.

Mary, waterfalls have the same effect on me.

J.K., welcome and enjoy your visit.

laughingwolf said...

exactly why i left southern ontario, aka the golden armpit, for the west first chance i got, barbara....

Squirrel said...

Beautiful photos, & I agree I prefer the crispiest of coldest cold air to muggy hot swampy humid air.

Barbara Martin said...

Tony, the seaside would pull me away too.

Squirrel, welcome and enjoy your browsing.

MARICACHE said...

Barbara, I love your hiking with all those pictures as beautiful!
Merci encore.
Fran├žois.

L.A. Mitchell said...

Wow. Just wow, Barbara. You never fail to give me a moment to appreciate how beautiful nature is :)

I wonder how Laughing Falls got its name.

Sekhar said...

I love this forest and that waterfall. Thanks for sharing this nice piece of info :)

Pam said...

Commenting from Australia, if I saw a chipmunk or bull elk on your Yoho Valley trail that would be just the best, having never seen either of these creatures in real life.Size-wise, it would be the chipmunk I'd prefer to be seeing up close!

Becky said...

Beautiful pictures Barbara. I am glad to found your blog. I love the picture of the waterfall.

Barbara Martin said...

Fran├žois, thank you for your kind comment.

L.A., my search on the internet to find an answer turned up nothing. I will check in a few books I have and advise later if I find something.

Barbara Martin said...

Sekhar, the trail in the forest has a peaceful and inviting quality to it.

Pam, for the elk one would have to be a good distance away to be safe, and with the chipmunk it is best not to feed them, as they tend to be nippy when the nuts run out.

Becky, welcome and I'm pleased you stopped by.

Junosmom said...

What beautiful photos!

david mcmahon said...

I like your camera work too, Barbara.