This picture is lake Agnes from the top of Big Beehive.. you can see the slope that you have to hike to get there...and in fact i wanted to doit but it was impossible... the steep trail was totally frozen.. there wasnt footprints on the trail, even mines .. i tried for 5 or 6 meters and it was unaffordable.. so risky and i had to make grand efforts to come back to the start point (just 5 meters up)... so i had to go down from the same trail where i got there towards Mirror Lake and after Lake Louise..
This way ended my first day hiking in canadian rockies.. After that i took a shower and i took the car to discover Yoho national park and chances to hike next day
Here it is ...after 1h hiking fast i reached Agnes Lake where a small closed cottage welcomes people with a stunning view of the lake half-frozen and on the other side you peer out the main road from Banff to Jasper (Icefield parkway) From there i got down from the easier side in order to make a loop and hike the Big Beehive that looked threatenig from below
Trail begins on the right side of the lake . A mixture of trail that begins in old-growth forest of spruce and fir before leading to an open view of the waters below (the magical blue of glacier-fed Lake Louise ). This part of the trail is quite steep, some guides tell about 4h round trip but no way it just take to me 2h to get there and come back . Further up the trail, slightly less than one kilometre from the teahouse, Mirror Lake appears offering a nice view and a chance to rest. At this point there are 2 options ..going left or right ..actually its a loop but going by the left side u have a steps next to the huge rockover you that leads to the Agnes lake teahouse but you can go straight and take the option to hike up to Beehive lookout point over Agnes lake and it worth absolutelly
ON THE WAY FROM LAKE LOUISE TO LAKE AGNES.WE go to the Teahouse..but pitty he was closed.But it was a beautifull walk!!
AGNES IS MY BEST FRIEND ..we where 6 year when we see ours the first time..and we had a great time by lake AGNES.