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Beehive, The (Lake Agnes, Mirror Lake)

Summit Elevation (m): 2270
Elevation Gain (m): 850
Round Trip Time (hr): 4
Total Trip Distance (km): 11.5
Quick ‘n Dirty Rating: Class 1/2 – you fall, you tripped over your own feet
Difficulty Notes: Hiking on trail – some minor exposure and loose scree.
Technical Rating: TL2; YDS (Hiking)
Map: Google Maps


On Friday, September 25 2010 Hanneke and I did a nice hiking circuit in Lake Louise. Our route took us to Lake Agnes, over The Beehive and down to the Plain of Six Glaciers trail back to the parking lot. The Beehive is not a tough scramble by any means, but it does involve some elevation gain and consequently some very sublime views over some very scenic lakes.

The Beehive & Lake Agnes Route Map
Beehive, The
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Mount Victoria over Lake Louise.
Mount Victoria over Lake Louise.
Hanneke walks up the trail to Lake Agnes - The Beehive looms above.
Hanneke walks up the trail to Lake Agnes - The Beehive looms above.
The Lake Agnes / Tea house trail.
The Lake Agnes / Tea house trail.
The Beehive.
The Beehive.
The headwall up to Lake Agnes.
The headwall up to Lake Agnes.
Lake Agnes with Mount Whyte looming above.
Lake Agnes with Mount Whyte looming above.
Hiking around Lake Agnes.
Hiking around Lake Agnes.
Hiking around Lake Agnes.
Hiking around Lake Agnes.
Hiking around Lake Agnes.
Hiking around Lake Agnes.
Lake Agnes from the back side (tea house is across from here). Beehive on the right, Piran on the left.
Lake Agnes from the back side (tea house is across from here). Beehive on the right, Piran on the left.
Telephoto of the tea house with Redoubt Mountain beyond.
Telephoto of the tea house with Redoubt Mountain beyond.
Telephoto of the Lake Agnes Tea House with Ptarmigan Peak rising beyond.
Telephoto of the Lake Agnes Tea House with Ptarmigan Peak rising beyond.
Hiking around Lake Agnes.
Hiking around Lake Agnes.
Hiking up the switchbacks to the top of the Beehive.
Hiking up the switchbacks to the top of the Beehive.
Hiking up the switchbacks to the top of the Beehive.
Hiking up the switchbacks to the top of the Beehive.
Larches and Skoki peaks.
Larches and Skoki peaks.
Nearing the summit of the Beehive.
Nearing the summit of the Beehive.
Vern and Hann on The Beehive.
Vern and Hann on The Beehive.
Views over Lake Louise are stunning.
Views over Lake Louise are stunning.
View from the 'shelter' on The Beehive.
View from the 'shelter' on The Beehive.
From left to right, Little Beehive, Lake Louise and Mount Fairview with Skoki peaks in the distance.
From left to right, Little Beehive, Lake Louise and Mount Fairview with Skoki peaks in the distance.
The Lake Louise ski resort lies across the TCH.
The Lake Louise ski resort lies across the TCH.
Larches and Mount Hector.
Larches and Mount Hector.
Richardson, Ptarmigan, Redoubt and other Skoki Peaks in the distance.
Richardson, Ptarmigan, Redoubt and other Skoki Peaks in the distance.
Mount Fairview over Lake Louise.
Mount Fairview over Lake Louise.
Looking over the Little Beehive.
Looking over the Little Beehive.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Hanneke.
Hanneke.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Great views looking towards Lefroy (left) and Victoria (right).
Great views looking towards Lefroy (left) and Victoria (right).
Great views looking towards Lefroy (left) and Victoria (right).
Great views looking towards Lefroy (left) and Victoria (right).
Mount Lefroy.
Mount Lefroy.
Lake Louise.
Lake Louise.
Aberdeen, Lefroy and Victoria.
Aberdeen, Lefroy and Victoria.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Sheol, Aberdeen and Lefroy.
Sheol, Aberdeen and Lefroy.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Descending to Lake Louise.
Returning along Lake Louise.
Returning along Lake Louise.
Returning along Lake Louise.
Returning along Lake Louise.

 

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