Maike and I decided to run the full loop on the way up towards Gem lake. This being our first time on the route we decided to suss out the traverse from Gem lake to Chair Peak lake from the top of Wright mountain. The summit also provided lovely 360 views and warmed up our rock hoppers on some easy scree fields. Fields of scree and loose rock became the theme all the way to upper Melawkwa lake and made for slow going on our somewhat shaky legs. On this trip we swam in all 5 of the named lakes and for a faster time would suggest choosing maybe 1 or 2 based on the local mosquito population and snow cover.
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