Ever since I got to Canada, I haven't had much time to sleep. How could I with views this like? I had seen so many amazing photos of Lake O'Hara and I knew I had to do whatever it takes to see it for myself. In order to catch the best lighting for photography, we started the 8-mile hike to this viewpoint at 3 am. We walked through the dark for 2 hours listening to podcasts out loud to keep us awake and keep the bears away 🐻. By the time we reached Lake O'Hara the sun was already starting to come out and I knew I had to get to the summit quickly. I continued the hike by myself, steadily hiking and scrambling my way up the hill but also taking my time to enjoy the view and take lots of photos (LOTS) along the way. I had no idea where this viewpoint was located and with the maze of trails in this area, I wandered in a few other directions before finding the perfect spot. Along the way, I stumbled upon cute alpine lakes, rivers, and other amazing views. I didn't see another person hiking in this wilderness area for hours and I kept asking myself "how did I get so lucky". Once I found this viewpoint looking over the lakes below I took a quick break to take in the view and tinker with my tripod before heading back down. By the time I got back to the car my legs felt like jello but if you were to ask me if I would do it all over again, the answer in a heartbeat is "Yes. Without a doubt".