Hiking to Lake Haiyaha
Lake Haiyaha from the Bear Lake Trailhead. 3.9 RT, 865 Elevation Gain, 5.63 Difficulty Level, 10,244 Max Elevation
Us worldly hikers (NOT) pushed ourselves a little bit further on this hike. Each hike we go further, higher, with higher levels of difficulty. I actually hiked three times within an eight-day period – with different people each time. I need more! It’s like a rush to explore all the natural beauty out in the world! This trip I explored with my brother and his sister-in-law.
I choose the trails by level of difficulty. I know that I can hike around 4 miles RT (round trip), so I keep referring to this website for hiking info in Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s proven quite handy. There are trails on it that are 13+ miles RT. Will I ever get to that level? Keep in mind my damaged lungs! As long as I go slow, take breaks and pictures, I think I’ll be ok. Just need to build my endurance up.
The day that we chose to hike to Lake Haiyaha was a gloomy one for the most part. We passed by Dream Lake, which we’d seen on our hike to Emerald Lake a couple of months back. The difference between these two gloomy hikes was that it didn’t rain on us this time (except a couple drops at one point). The clouds were also higher, so we saw more of the scenery. It was almost like a hot flash day. Sweatshirt on, sweatshirt off. Even my brother did that.
During our hike to Alberta Falls a couple of Winters ago, we saw one of these guys. At that time, he was in a tree, and I never would have guessed how not afraid of people they are when they want food. On accident someone had dropped a couple of peanuts and didn’t pick them up, so he flew down to get them. BTW feeding wildlife in the National Park is against the law.
Bear Lake Trailhead has restroom facilities.