Mount Saint Piran

 Posted by on October 24, 2008  Banff National Park  Add comments
Oct 242008
 

This small peak is accessible by trail, and a signed one at that. Just go to the Lake Louise parking area, and you got it, park. After that you must get out and walk.

The trail to the peak proper starts just before you get to Little Beehive. Look to your left for a trail, and a sign is just up the trail about ten feet. From that point on the crowds are few and the air fresh. I sometimes wish I could control the seasons, so I could do these hikes more often, but I’m not God so that’s not my domain.

Once on the summit the views are great, just not as good as Mt. Fairview.

Mount Niblock and Mount Whyte however are dominant from this perspective.

Once you’ve finished feeding yourself and drinking much water, go back to ground level and perhaps enjoy an expensive meal of greasy food at the local chalet.

 

Mount Saint Piran Panorama

Mount Saint Piran Panorama


A
bsence blots people out. We really have no
absent friends.

Elizabeth Bowen
1899-1973, Anglo-Irish Novelist


N
o man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause
to miss him less.

Jean
De La Bruyère
1645-1696, French Classical Writer


L
et me tell
you I am better acquainted with you for a long
absence, as men are with
themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a
friend, to make one see him the truer.

Alexander Pope
1688-1744, British Poet, Critic, Translator