there is a trail that wraps around Emerald Lake. This trail is an easy one - about 5.2km - which would probably take 2 hours with some dilly-dally. About 1/2 of the trail very close to the lake that you could hear the water slapping against the shore. We were here in the 2nd week of June so it is still fairly wet . Approx 1/2 of the trail is well shaded by the trees and therefore are a bit marshy. This was our first hike of our trip in the area. My first impression is that it's hard to find a setting where you can walk next to an emerald hue lake that is bounded all sides by jagged snow-capped peaks with streams and creeks criss-crossing which ever way. Even though this time was supposed to be low season, we run into other hikers fairly often yet would still be able to find shorefront benches empty when we want to sit down. These benches are all on the west side of the lake. Thus, it's best to start on the east side of the loop.
Seems that the businesses in this area close down early around 5pm when the sun is still out in full force. We were hoping to get a bite from the side stand of the Cilantro establishment (less expensive). But by the time we finished our hike, they were all gone.
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