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Plain of Six Glaciers / Big Beehive (2009.8.18)

This is probably the most famous hike in Canadian Rockies, located at the back side of Lake Louise. This also offers a good introduction to the alpine glaciated terrain. Staying at valley floor means, you can have different perspectives of the surrounding giants as viewing from one of the summits nearby. At the end of Plain of Six Glaciers Trail, I scrambled up a bit to a little waterfall, to soak in the views towards The Death Trap & Abbot Pass, Mt. Victoria, Mt. Lefroy, and Mt. Fairview. Then we continued towards a small summit called Big Beehive. We got great view down towards Lake Louise and Lake Agnes from the Beehive. I strongly recommend everyone to do this hike as the introductory of Canadian Rockies.
Distance: 17km Elevation Gain: ~800m Round Trip Time: 6 hours

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Lake Louise
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Lake Louise
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W End of Lake Louise
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W End of Lake Louise
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Lake Louise
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Me on Plain of Six Glacier Trail
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Me on Plain of Six Glacier Trail
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Mt. Victoria
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The Trail
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Popes Peak
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The Mitre, Mt. Lefroy, Mt. Victoria
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The Mitre, Mt. Lefroy, Mt. Victoria
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Lower Victoria Glacier
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Lower Victoria Glacier
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A waterfall at the end of trail
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The Death Trap and Abbot Pass
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Abbot Pass
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A cute squirrel
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Lake Louise
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Me on Highline Trail
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Me on Highline Trail
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Lake Louise
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Mt. Richardson
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Lake Agnes
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Lake Agnes
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Lake Agnes
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Looking back to the slope
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Looking back to the slope
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Me and Mirror Lake
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Me and Mirror Lake
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Lake Louise
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