It was no surprise that the September long weekend came accompanied with rain and snow. But that did not stop the two month plan of going camping at Lake Louise for the 7 of us. It came close to calling it quits, but hey, what’s a little rain to stop us from enjoying the weekend? It only adds another element of fun to the whole camping experience. Especially for my one friend, who has never gone camping before.
We started off at Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont and decided to do the ‘longer’ teahouse hike (not knowing that there were actually two different teahouses- Agnes and Six Point Glaciers). By the time we realized, it was already too late to turn back. But let me tell you this… the hike (Six Point Glacier Teahouse)… was spectacular. It’s definitely worth checking out especially for those who seek to find roads that are more than just your typical paved path. We came across a lot of horse poo (and I mean -a lot-) but that did not stop us from trekking forward. Towards the top of the mountain, it actually started snowing so we were pretty happy to enjoy a nice cup of Chai Tea Latte when we reached our final destination. Unfortunately we had to cut it short as we still had yet to go back to make our tents and get food ready. Overall, the hike was a round trip of approximately 11 km.
Since we were in the vicinity anyways, we decided to make a pit stop to Moraine Lake the next day prior to going back home. It definitely was not a let down with the majestic mountains and turquoise blue water. We have yet to try the longer hikes next time!!!