N 51° 25.267 W 116° 14.254
BCP685 - Little Beehive
With the back country trails needing a day or two to dry out, I decided to try a couple of caches that were along more heavily used trails. I had forgotten about the cap on Little Beehive near Lake Louise until I reviewed the caps that I still need to visit. So knowing a little history about the Lake Louise scene I headed out early to get a parking spot east of the Chateau Lake Louise. Thankfully the early start paid off!
I made it to the trail head just after day break and up to the cap site which this morning was above the clouds and a bright blue sky. The valley was totally in fog / cloud and the surrounding peaks were crisp in the morning sun. I quickly found the cap on the east side of the old lookout, collected the necessary details and snapped numerous pictures of the unique view this morning. Simply a fine spot for a cap - thanks OFTH for setting it up!
Overall the round trip distance was 11.4 km with a moderate amount of elevation thrown in. On the way down I encountered well over 200 people heading up to the Tea House and other destinations - one of the busiest trails I have seen anywhere. BTW, there's even equestrian traffic that heads to the Little Beehive Summit!