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  • Day21

    Lake Agnes & Tea House

    July 13, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    After arriving at Lake Louise early this morning, we headed for a hike towards Mirror Lake, Lake Agnes and the Lake Agnes Tea House. It’s a small cabin right by Lake Agnes and on top of the Mountain. Just the perfect location to give some hikers a rest at the top of the trail. The hike was the perfect difficultly level ad mixture of exercise and an awesome view. We enjoyed our hike and the amazing nature the Rockies and Banff Nationalpark offer. Offen the next stopp: Moraine Lake.

    Nachdem wir früh am Morgen zum Lake Louise gefahren sind, machten wir uns auf eine Wanderung zum Mirror Lake, Lake Agnes und ein kleines Tee Haus auf dem Berg - das Lake Agnes Tea House. Eine kleine Hütte mitten in den Rockies ohne fliesendes Wasser und Strom. Der perfekte Ort, um den Wanderern eine kleine Rast zu gönnen und das noch mit viel Charme. Der Wanderweg bot die perfekte Mischung an Schwierigkeit und sportlicher Herausforderung. Dazu eine absolut Mega Aussicht. Wir haben den Weg und die Rockies selbst mit ihrer Natur mega genossen. Weiter zum Moraine Lake!
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  • Day15

    Lake Louise

    July 1, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Der Canada Day begann mit früh aufstehen & warten. 8:30 Uhr am Parkplatz von Lake Louise waren dann doch leider 2,5h zu spät und so mussten wir zu dem 7km Shuttle Parkplatz. Um Grumpy Marty etwas zu beruhigen, gab es dann erstmal Canada Cupcakes. Danach hieß es warten. Nicht weil es keine Busse gab. Nein, es gab eine Busticketschlange. Die Parcs Canada Guys nahmen kein Cash (ja keine Barzahlung - undeutschstellbar) und mit zwei Kartengeräten mitten im nirgendwo warteten dann die tollen Schulbusse auf ihre Gäste. 2 Stunden später war es dann so weit. Schnell ging es im Schlängellinienlauf an den Asiaten & Indern vorbei. Wir begannen die Wanderung genau andersherum als in 2017, erst zum Agnes Lake Team House - Big Beehive - Plain of Six Glacier (Ich wollte Benny vor dem Puls auf 160 bewahren). Aber auch die hatten so einige Höhenmeter in kurzer Zeit in sich. Dafür waren die Ausblicke umso schöner. Am zweiten Teahouse haben wir uns dann eine Pause gegönnt und irgendwie hatte mit beim letzten Mal keiner gesagt was für schmatziges Brot sie dort haben (siehe Videobeweis).

    Anmerkung der Redaktion: Statt des 160er Puls waren es dann "nur" 156 *schnauf* 😒

    Anmerkung Marty: Ich kann nichts dafür, dass er sich mit Basti immer nur zum Quatschen beim Fitness verabredet. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    Link zum YouTube-Cut in 1080p: https://youtu.be/kCE-w2hpMGk
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  • Day4

    Day 4 - Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

    June 18, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    After breakfast, we had a guided tour of Moraine Lake with a very entertaining and enthusiastic naturalist, and Moraine Lake ambassador, Nadine. There are 10 peaks around the lake that provided some beautiful scenery. Also, the lake was a very beautiful, deep and bright blue. She explained that the bright blue colors (or blue-green) of the glacial lakes is the result of rock flour in the water. Rock flour is what happens when rocks on the bottom of glaciers grind over rocks on the ground. They grind the rocks into a very fine powder (hence the name rock "flour"). When the glacial water runs down to the lake, this flour becomes suspended in the water and affects the diffusion/reflection of various light waves. The lake was given its' name due to a large rock pile that forms a sort of dam that helped to create the lake. The rock pile was believed to be the result of rocks being pushed forward by a glacier (when the glacier recedes, this sort of rock pile formation is called a "moraine"). However, geologists determined the rock pile is more likely the result of a landslide. Oh well... the name stuck! I guess "landslide lake" didn't have the same appeal.

    After returning from Moraine Lake, we had the afternoon to ourselves. Lisa and I decided we wanted some exercise, so we went for a hike heading for the tea house at Agnes Lake. This is about 2.2 miles away from the hotel, and increases elevation of about 1,200 feet. It took us about 45-50 minutes to get up to the tea house. This was an interesting place... No electricity. It was built originally in 1901 as a rest stop for hikers. It closed for a period, and then was bought, rebuilt, and reopened around 1960. The proprietors kids now run the tea house and call it home for the summer months. They have to hike supplies up to the establishment almost daily (they also have to hike their garbage down the mountain). The original owner's children actually had to hike up/down the mountain each day to catch the bus to school in Lake Louise. That was something that really struck us as we felt pretty wore out from the hike.

    After the hike, we sat in the Adirondack chairs behind the resort that overlook Lake Louise and took a brief afternoon nap. Then we had a wonderful dinner in the Fairview Bar and Grill with Carolyn and Dennis, as well as another couple, Joe and Lane, from Westchester, PA.
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  • Day4

    Wanderung zum Lake Agnes (Teahouse)

    August 8, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Knappe 10km und zum Glück keine Bären getroffen. Dafür ist hier wahrscheinlich auch zu viel los gewesen.

    Am Sonntag ist hier in Canmore eine Frau, die mit ihrem Hund spazierenging von einem Bären angegriffen und verletzt worden. Allerdings war sie auf einem eigentlich gesperrten Weg unterwegs.

    Und auch aus dem Auto heraus kein Bär zu sehen :-( Dafür immerhin zwei Wapitis im Unterholz.
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  • Day264

    Lake Agnes Teahouse - ⛰ 4

    June 4, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    After we left Banff we drove back to Lake Louise for hiking up to Lake Agnes Tea House cause unfortunately the Plain of Six Glacier Teahouse was still closed. On the way up we had a nice view of Lake Louise and it's lovely turquoise colour.
    Up at the teahouse it was packed and when we arrived they got supplied with food and gas by a helicopter. We also became eyewitnesses of a crew change done by helicopter which was really cool.
    On the road we saw again a bear crossing the street and the weather turned quite shitty when we were driving towards Peyto Lake and Bow Lake. There was still snow along the track to Peyto Lake and you couldn't really see the lake cause it was grey, foggy as well as just 1°C and sleet started. So we had to come back the following day.
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  • Day85

    Lake Moraine

    August 9, 2016 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 59 °F

    We spent the morning hiking along Lake Moraine's unbelievably crystal clear, turquoise blue water and then to Consolation Lake. Glad we got to the trailhead early because the parking lot was full and road closed by the time we headed back to camp.

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