The Devil's Thumb East Ridge
Some haze in the air in the air, perhaps BC fire smoke sifting in? The route is bone dry and there is 3 metres of snow to touch on the trail around Lake Agnes. Lots of people out hiking and lots of people hiking up the peak via the West Ridge. 06:45 was good to get a parking spot in the upper Lake Louise lots. The Lake Agnes Tea House is open and has Lobsang Sochung tea on the menu (recommended). A very pleasant day in the Louise Group.