Submitted by: Backpacker Magazine
Discover wildflower-filled meadows, swimmable subalpine lakes, and Sierra Nevada vistas on this 9-mile out-and-back through Stanislaus National Forest’s Emigrant Wilderness.
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Backpacker readers & editors hit the trail for 4 days in search of beautiful photos. Exploring Lead King Basin behind of Snowmass Mountain, we found a wildflower paradise all our own, with poster-worthy views every step of the way.