The path to Emerald Lake is a maze of improvised trails. Sometimes you wonder which path to choose. If I follow that path, will I just be following a poor choice made by someone else? The path I choose seemed to work just fine though and I got to Emerald Lake without any problem. The path I took down was very different from the path I took up, and with snowshoes it was a lot of fun!
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|1. The hike to Emerald Lake starts at Bear Lake.|
|2. Nymph Lake is the first of three lakes along this hike.|
|3. Between Nymph Lake and Dream Lake, you can look back and see this view of Longs Peak and Glacier Gorge.|
|4. The path to Emerald Lake.|
|5. Dream Lake. I've tried assembling several photographic panoramas for various hike reports, but none have turned out as well as this one. This is five photographs. Super Size It! (303kB).|
|6. Emerald Lake.|
|7. Tree at Emerald Lake.|