Zoa Peak is the most appealing hike of Coquihalla. This is a very popular --and free-- ski area. Maybe my snowshoes will taste some of these ridges during the winte
The hike starts from the Falls Lake parking area.
The bush is light and grade is generally gentle.
The name of the peak was given by a British Columbia mountaineer who named the mountains after animals indigenous to the alpine regions of central Asia and SouthAmerica. Zoa is a member of the yak family.
The trees thinned out on our ascend and then we were hiking on a pleasant sub-alpine country.
After we reached the first summit we descended and then ascended to the second summit.
The second summit is a large, relatively flat area with trees, meadows and views between the tree patches. This is a really short hike, if you have time you can visit Carolin Mines and pan for gold dust under the machinery or go spelunking in the mines.
From this area you have views of several peaks in the Anderson River/Coquihalla Pass. On the south you can have views of Coquihalla peak. I am not really sure but I think that the bare peaks are Guanaco, Vicuna and Alpaca peaks. If I am right the peak close to the picture is either Steinbok or Gamuza Peak