Hiking Lake Louise, and last minute prep

We woke up early this morning (which for me is 6am), to go on an awesome hike around Lake Louise. I was told this was the 2nd most visited place in Canada (after Niagra Falls). I can see why 🙂

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We hiked from the parking lot to Little Beehive, to Big Beehive, to the very back of the lake (where I saw a glacier drop!!), and back. The views were stunning.

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There was a tea house at the top of little beehive and big beehive. That was so cool! You could hike up and have tea and snacks. The staff live in a cabin up there and they stay there 3-4 days a week and come down for a couple days.

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It was really cool to see Lake Louise all the way from the back of the valley.

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We were pretty close to the glacier. It was while we were eating lunch that I heard the glacier rumble and then a huge chunk of it fell. It looked like a waterfall made of ice and snow.

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We got back to town at around 2:30 and went to Banff Brewery, just in time to see Germany score the winning goal. DOH! It’s ok Argentina I still love you. So awesome to have made it to the finals <3. There must have been a lot of Germans at the pub because the entire place just erupted when Germany scored. Keith commented on how empty Banff looked on a Sunday afternoon, everyone must have been watching the game. Sure enough, the streets became busier after the game was over.

I spent the evening packing my bike and just mentally settling back into what I was about to do. Yikes!! I didn't get much sleep this night. Lol.

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