Beehive, The (Lake Agnes, Mirror Lake)

Interesting Facts: 

Named by J. Willoughby Astley in 1890. The mountain resembles a beehive. Official name. First ascended in 1891 by Samuel Allen. (from peakfinder.com

YDS Class: 
Hiking
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,270

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.

 


[Hanneke walks up the trail to Lake Agnes - The Beehive looms above.]


[The Beehive.]


[The headwall up to Lake Agnes.]


[Lake Agnes with Whyte and Niblock.]


[Fall scenery as we hike around Lake Agnes. Mount Whyte in the background.]


[Lake Agnes from the back side (tea house is across from here). Beehive on the right, Piran on the left. ++]


[Hanneke navigates the switchbacks to The Beehive / Devil's Thumb col.]


[Larches and blue sky - does it get better?]


[Yes it does! Add a blue lake to the mix!]


[View from the 'shelter' on The Beehive. ++]


[Mirror Lake and Lake Louise - ski runs in the background.]


[From left to right, Little Beehive, Lake Louise and Mount Fairview. ++]


[Larches and Mount Hector.]


[Vern on the summit of The Beehive.]


[Lake Louise castle from the summit.]


[The canoe hut.]


[Hanneke on the summit.]


[Great views looking towards Lefroy (left) and Victoria (right).]


[Lefroy and Victoria.]


[More great views.]


[Whyte (left) and Niblock (right) from The Beehive.]


[Descending to the Plain of Six Glaciers trail.]

Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,448
Elevation Gain (m): 
860
Total Distance (km): 
11.50
Difficulty Notes: 

Hiking on trail - some minor exposure and loose scree.