Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House Trail

I am a planner, no, to be quite honest, when it comes to traveling, I am an over-planner, always having in my arsenal multiple alternatives when Plan A goes awry.

As noted previously, we found ourselves at Lake Louise due to a lack of parking at Lake Moraine.    “No problem,” I thought, “we can hike to the Lake Agnes Tea House.”  It was recommended on several websites, a delightful novelty for us.

Upon reaching the fork in the trail that would lead to Lake Agnes, we found a barricade had been set up to block hikers from proceeding on the trail.  There was little explanation, except for a picture of a bear.

I guess that’s fairly self explanatory.

Fortunately, I had Plan C:  Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House Trail.

A 9.5 mile hike, the trail begins at Lake Louise, then leads uphill.  After trekking a bit through the forest, we found ourselves on a gravel path surrounded by the majestic Canadian Rockies.

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Several portions of the trail were covered with snow.

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We were constantly gifted with phenomenal views!

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The final trek to the Tea House was a fairly steep series of switchbacks, but what awaits on top is so warm and welcoming!  As was the tea!

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Plan C was deemed a success!

 

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