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Emerald Lake Approach

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 627' 191 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 10,110' 3,082 m
Low: 9,488' 2,892 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 9% (5°)
Max Slope: 24% (14°)
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An easy skin in with some amazing scenery!

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the Bear Lake parking area (there will be great signage and there should be a established skin track but one still needs to pay attention), skin-up and head out on the Dream Lake trail. Follow Dream Lake trail to the Emerald Lake trail and continue along until you reach Emerald Lake, the massive 1000' north face of Hallett Peak and the impressive Dragontail and Dead Elk couloirs. Enjoy the scenery!

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Apr 20, 2019
Antonino Del Rossa
Feb 10, 2019
Aaron Squire
Decent snow overall, some rotten areas depending on the aspect. The east slope on the western side of emerald lake is fairly icy w/ soft spots. 4.5mi
Feb 10, 2019
Trent Hillier
Jan 20, 2019
Blake Gansborg

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