This ill-named hike (it's named after a Canadian Mount Everest climbing team but I find it confusing) is short and sweet. Located right between the Upper and Lower Kananaskis lakes, it even has some decent (slightly treed) views from the top. The real reason to do it is either with little kids just getting started in hiking or to take pictures of flowers - there are many along the route.
We did this hike on a cool and cloudy day and it was still worth it. We hiked it with 2 kids (10,12) and a small dog (6.5lb Pom). I've only done this route on skis in winter conditions (about a dozen or more times!) and so didn't know what to expect of it in the summer.
This is probably the easiest summit I've attained on my list so far. I did it early on Saturday morning with my son and didn't even bother taking photos - besides a few summit shots on my iPhone which I won't bother posting here.
The September long weekend found our family camping in Banff National Park. We decided to finally do a hike that's been on my mind for a long time already - pretty much since I completed the scramble traverse of Mount Edith a number of years back.
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.
As part of our Elk Lakes backpacking trip, we took a day trip to Petain Falls. This is a pleasant and very easy hike, about 10km return. We also included the Elk Lakes viewpoint hike on the same day which made for a longer day and much more effort.