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Emerald Lake Professional Review and Guide
"The trail up Wiggins Fork leaves the machine culture behind rapidly as it ascends an extraordinarily wild and unique valley that affords you an unprecedented look at Absaroka volcanics. Between the trailhead and Emerald Lake are nine fords, none of which are particularly easy. Sandals and a walking stick are a must. This hike is not a good choice during wet periods. The trail becomes gumbo and is very slippery. After a few falls, you’re covered with mud and the smile has disappeared from your face. Highlights: Isolation; wildlife; spectacularly sculpted buttes, pinnacles, and battlements that are excellent examples of Absaroka volcanics. Emerald Lake is one of the few lakes in the Absaroka Range."
--Lee Mercer & Ralph Maughan, Hiking Wyoming's Teton & Washakie Wildness Areas (Falcon Guides).
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