As you approach Green Lake take the trail signed for West Lake. After about 100 yards you come across another trail intersection. The sign reads West Lake and Green Lake. Take the Green Lake trail which leads down to the lake. This use trail was in excellent shape Aug 09 and you can follow it all the way to Virginia Pass.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe