Saturday morning David and I met Paige up at Kirkwood Inn. We found a place to park near the gauging station on Caples lake and threw on our packs. The planned destination wa Emigrant Lake, a lake nestled below Melissa Coray and Covered Wagon peaks (close to the eastern boundary of Kirkwood ski resort). The first few miles were simply along the shores of Caples Lake – with the recent warm weather and rain we didn’t venture too far out on the ice, though it was quite thick in most areas. We followed the shorline to the southernmost tip of the lake where the trail description said to follow the Emigrant Creek drainage up to Emigrant Lake. Easier said than done, that’s for sure!