Donna and I just got back from four days of backpacking in the Emigrant Wilderness Area. I took this video of her as we were climbing out from the lake… It’s just a taste of the vast expanses of granite in the area. You can hear us breathing hard as we climbed in the thin air.
The lake is incredibly remote… There are no trails that we could find that lead to it. We navigated by GPS and following the sporadic cairns until finally we could actually see it. But the lake was worth it once we got there. The area is absolutely dazzling. And we were the only ones there to enjoy it. There are some other lakes nearby that we wish we’d had time to explore… maybe next time.