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Saturday, August 20 • 9:30am - 1:00pm
High Alpine Emigrant Lake Hike: 9:30am-1:00pm

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Enjoy a scenic ride on SnowKirk and Caples Crest Chair Lifts to begin your hike to high alpine Emigrant Lake. Enjoy the wildflowers and History Kirkwood Offers along the way. The Mormon Emigrant Trail passes through the Kirkwood mountain area, winding up over the saddle just south of Thimble Peak. To this day, rust marks from the iron wagon wheels can be seen on the granite rocks along the route. Some scars on the trees made from the ropes and pulleys used to haul the heavy wagons up over the rugged terrain still remain. The trail continues around Emigrant Lake where you can enjoy the view before your hike back to the Kirkwood Base area. This hike is 6 miles total round trip.

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At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Julia Perry

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Before joining the REI Outdoor School in 2012, I worked as a dogsledding, skiing, canoeing, climbing, and backpacking instructor in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Between 2007-2012, I spent more days traveling through the backcountry with all of my belongings in... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 9:30am - 1:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #1

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