Necklace Valley Professional Review and Guide
"A long river hike leads to these remote, beautiful alpine lakes. Necklace Valley is a narrow subalpine basin framed by granite cliffs and liberally endowed with a string of lakes set like jewels among pristine subalpine meadows. Hikers rave about this hike, as well they should, although it is the destination, not the hike itself, that most justifies the praise.
The hike getting there is, indeed, no gem. It is a primitive trail, in places as steep and as badly eroded as any trail in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Trail repairs are under way, but slowly. No matter. The long, sometimes difficult trail deters many from visiting Necklace Valley, leaving some semblance of solitude for those willing to endure."