We were going to do the Johnston Canyon hike today, but the area was closed due to the Banff marathon. I wish I would've known about this so that I could've at least run the 10K. Due to the area closure – we decided to go on up to the lake Louise area and spend the day up there.
We walked 2 kilometers along the lake shore until we got to the end.
We ordered 2 cups of hot chocolate and a British tea cake – which was similar to a cinnamon roll.
From our view – we could see where the people who worked at the tea house stayed during their five days of working. They did not track in and out every day – they just stayed out there. No electricity, no running water, no Internet or cell coverage!
This is the lake Agnes tea house.
This is the view of Lake Agnes – which still had many frozen ice patches in it. We saw some people hiking in shorts and a T-shirt and thought that they were a little bit insane as we were hiking in long pants, under armor type of warm shirts, and a sweatshirt and we're still chilly.
We saw this beautiful bird also, but I have to wait until I get with my mother and look at her bird book until I can identify it :-)
My precious little Logan in front of like Agnes.
Mirror Lake was unbelievably clear. We had a good bit of cloud coverage so we were unable to see the reflections in mirror Lake.