Summit of Fairview Mountain, Lake Louise
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This is the summit of Fairview Mountain; look down and you can see a glimpse of Lake Louise -- this photo was taken a full kilometer above Lake Louise.
I spent the night here, while it was a hot July day, I packed with me my winter jacket and layers of clothes, which were hardly enough to make it through, it's amazing how cold the mountains get at night.
The views from here at night were amazing, seeing the mountains lit by faint ambient moonlight. I slept on a thermarest, no tent (figured it probably would have blown over), was an amazing night being surrounded by the mountains.
I have done several overnight trips and I am often asked about wildlife at night. With any of my hiking I am very aware of my surroundings -- I do my best to avoid areas that provide food for a large animal. Bears consume around 20,000 calories a day (mostly berries), therefore I see hiking through meadows as dangerous (should you ever find yourself hiking through a meadow, ensure to make lots of noise); I would never camp in/near a meadow. Here on the summit there is absolutely no sustenance, nothing, not a single blade of grass -- there is no reason for a large animal to be anywhere near here, therefore I feel safe.