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Plain of six glacier question

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Plain of six glacier question

I read that while coming back from plain of fix glacier there is alternate route which takes you down quicker !!

Any idea / map / info ?

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1. Re: Plain of six glacier question

If your plan is to just hike straight out to the Plain of Six Glaciers and then back to Lake Louise, there's 1 main trail that goes straight out and back. However, there are other trails in the area that connect to it. For example, if you were hiking from Mirror Lake along the Highline trail out toward Pof6, and you decided you were too tired to go all the way there, there is a shortcut trail to take you back down to Lake Louise, but no shortcut to Pof6 that's any faster than the main trail out.

We did the classic hike to the two teahouses last year and over the Big Beehive.

Here is a link to our hike photos:

http://www.hodson.ca/Travel/?p=395

Here is a link to some maps of our hike, which could be helpful:

http://www.hodson.ca/Travel/?p=593

Edited: 23 April 2014, 21:25
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2. Re: Plain of six glacier question

Thanks for sharing pictures .

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3. Re: Plain of six glacier question

So I will start my trail at LL to Pof6 & in the middle there will be diversion to Lake Agnes (while going up)

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4. Re: Plain of six glacier question

There is, yes, but this is not the shortest way to get to Lake Agnes. There is a separate trail from Lake Louise to Lake Agnes that is much shorter, but from there there is a trail that continues up the valley and connects with the trail to Pof6G. Here's a trail map: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/randonee-hiking/~/media/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/randonnee-hiking/lakelouise/LakeLouiseArea_Map_V.ashx The parking lot you'd use is the P symbol that says CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE, the Lake Agnes teahouse is the mug symbol beside the 24 and the Po6G teahouse is the mug symbol west of the 25.

By the way, the on the trail to Po6G there are minor diversions between the horse trail and the hiking trail, not sure if either of them would constitute a "shortcut" over the other.

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5. Re: Plain of six glacier question

Yes, if you start out hiking from LL toward Pof6, about half-way to the Pof6 teahouse there will be a connector trail that will switchback up to the Highline trail. From there you can turn right. To get to Lake Agnes, you would have 2 options from there, divert up and over the Big Beehive and around the back of Lake Agnes, or follow the highline trail until you get to Mirror Lake, and then follow one of the two trails up to the Lake Agnes teahouse.

You could also continue further on the Pof6 trail to where it intersects the Highline Trail, but if you're going to go that far, you might as well go right out to the Pof6 Teahouse itself.

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