And today we are going hiking at the Plains of Six Glaciers at Lake Louise!
Woke up extra early to fuel myself with a tomato burrito from Bill Peytos again! So pretty right! 😀
Lake Louise is around 10 minutes drive from Lake Louise HI Alpine Hostel.
As it was still early, the weather had not cleared and well, look at that. I was so excited!
This is the amazing Lake Louise! (Click to enlarge!)
Lake Louise is a glacial lake and is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, which is the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. I wished I have a lake named after my name haha.
>The hostel organizes hikes every Tuesday and Friday, and we went in a group of 10 comprising of the staffs and other guests. The hike started easy, with no elevation, so we were just enjoying the view.
When Anthony told me that there will be snow, I was stoked! SNOW AGAIN!!
And after 20 minutes, the elevation starts!
I was only wearing my running shoes, so whenever we had to cross the ice paths, I get really scared because it was so slippery for me.
I kept telling myself: Don’t fall don’t die don’t fall don’t die.
The higher we hiked, the prettier the view was behind us. :’)
Fellow hikers! 😀
And we kept hiking upwards, till I was almost dying HAHA.
AND FINALLY WE REACHED!!
My exhaustion was gone the moment we got to the teahouse area! So pretty! I love everything about the mountains!
The objective of this hike is to actually get to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse where you get to sip awesome tea and savour wonderful cakes after a tiring hike.
I was not in the mood to have anything to eat but something really amazing happened. There was a Whiskey Jack nearby and apparently it will come to you if you have food!
And yup, I wanted to feed the bird too haha.
IT CAME TO ME TOOOOOOOOO! Happiest moment of my life haha.
Group shot! 😀
Then it was time to head to another teahouse located at Lake Agnes!
The plan was to take another hike to another teahouse and descend from there.
The elevation were killing me again.
And after another 45 minutes of hiking, we’ve reached our second lake called Lake Agnes!
The best part was also to witness helicopters deliver supplies to the teahouse in a super efficient manner, and man they were loud!
After lingering around, it was time to descend back to Lake Louise, and the view never fail to impress me. I can hike here all day long! 😀
A few of us also managed to sneak in a snow fight in the middle of the hike. It was so much fun!
Tell me you would stare at this all day long, won’t you?
You might thought my day ended like that, but no! In Banff and Lake Louise, we do not rest!
Anthony brought me to the Banff Gondola!
And up we go again!
And when I got up to the mountain, this is what I saw. SO BREATHTAKING OMG.
I wanted to go even further, so we walked even higher to where the weather station resides at the summit!
History has it that a man named Norman Sanson walked to the top of the mountain about every week for 30 years to check the weather, hence this is called the Sanson Peak. Talk about dedication yo!
Finally, we drove back to HI-Banff Alpine Centre where I will spend the night. Had a quick dinner at Cougar Pete’s Restaurant (The restaurant at the hostel) which serves amazing swiss mushroom burger!!
The hostel was very generous as well as I have a cabin to myself for the night! Will talk about a little more about the hostel and cabin in the next post!
I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoy writing about it. 🙂 See you in the next post where I’ll be doing mountain biking and white water rafting! 😀