Something I have pretty much never done before - taken a random day off from work to do something fun! A friend was celebrating her 50th birthday and wanted to do a hike followed by a lunch with a view.
Lake Louise view from the trail
Lake Agnes lies above Lake Louise (you also pass Mirror Lake on the way up) and you start the hike from the Fairmont Lake Louise. Several other popular hikes start from here, and the parking can be impossible on weekends and/or in summer. Thus, a weekday before schools let out was the perfect time.We also had the perfect weather, bright and sunny but not too warm.
While sitting on a bench at Lake Agnes, soaking in the view, a very cheeky chipmunk scampered onto the bench right next to me ... then into my lap! I held my breath while mentally telling the chipmunk "please don't bite me"... when I did not immediately put food in its mouth it scampered back off. Whew!
We finished the hike at the Fairmont, with lunch on the patio overlooking the lake. Somehow I took no photos there but be assured it was stunning. The water is still the same turquoise blue that Alex swears is a result of dye.
Three hikes in one week! Woooot!