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Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake


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Towards Garnet Lake Map: Thousand Island and Garnet Lakes
Emerald Lake
Emerald Lake
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Mount Ritter and Banner Peak
Mount Ritter and Banner Peak
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As you leave Thousand Island Lake for Garnet Lake you pass Emerald Lake. Yet more proof that you are in one of the best places on Earth. You will soon pas Ruby Lake which is nestled between prehistoric looking cliffs to the East and the West. This is a small lake with plenty of vegetation.



From Ruby Lake you have to climb up and over the ridge to the South-East and the down to Garnet Lake. Garnet Lake is very similar to Thousand Island Lake in size and general shape, but without the islands. It's also steeper around its banks which affects camping availability. However, the view above the lake is just as grand with a better view of Mount Ritter.

Descent from Garnet Lake Map: Garnet Lake and the River Trail
The trail between Garnet Lake and the River Trail
The trail between Garnet Lake and the River Trail
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Looking up through the boulder field
Looking up through the boulder field
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There is not a regular trail leading East from Garnet Lake to the River Trail. However, there is a very simple footpath that descends a narrow boulder chute.



This chute opens up at the treese below. From there the path becomes more of a trail descending all the way to the river.

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