Wednesday November 5th 2014
The Devils Thumb at Lake Louise is a well-known hike that can be tacked on with a trip to the Big Beehive. The approach is from the front of the Chateau up to Mirror Lake and onto Lake Agnes and the Tea House at 3.0 km. At this time of year you will not see a soul and the tea house is closed. Follow Lake Agnes on the right hand side.Then turn left across the head of the lake to the Big Beehive switchbacks. Reach the The Big Beehive Col at a four-way junction. Left to the Big Beehive. Right to the Devils Thumb and straight ahead to the Plain of the Six Glaciers trail.
This is the view from the Tea House.
Here we are heading toward the top of the lake.
Looking across Lake Agnes to the Big Beehive switch backs. Not visible with the snow.
On the traverse to the climb up to the small col. Not a good place to lose your footing.
This is where we saw the goats on the rocks on the left.
The Tea House is just visible.
Distance return 13.5 km Time return 5:30 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 812 m Elevation to Summit 735 m Summit height 2475 m