Around Gem Lake

The next 1.7 miles will give you something to think about, as you work your way over and around the lumps along the east shoreline of Snow Lake, then vigorously uphill. Finally, passing over a lumpy hill near the lake outlet, there are several camps. The trail continues around the lake to the right. This view is looking back across the lake. Gem Lake has a feeling of being really really high. Though not many day hikers reach this far, expect a significant collection of backpackers on weekends. Chair peak is in the background. Far down in the gap, Snow Lake.  

Gem Lake