Finally, after 10 years I made it back to summit Emerald
From Missouri Gulch TH, via Elkhead pass, did Emerald first, then Iowa and walked over Missouri back. Fun day out!
Climbed Missouri with a fresh skiff of early July snow. Traversed to Iowa and the Emerald. Returned via Elkhorn Pass. Mileage is closer to 13.5 round-trip.
Dayhiked these two from Missouri Gulch. Set a personal best for distance and gain in a day. I passed on unranked Iowa.
Nice scenery, especially after a couple days' snow. Snow conditions started to deteriorate in the afternoon, but good travel in the morning. Trip report.
10/16/05 - Standard route up Emerald & Iowa from Clohesy Lake.
1/30/10 - Loooong winter hike over Missouri, Iowa & Emerald from high camp. I think we got back to the tents at 9pm.
Did after Missouri Mountain from Missouri Gulch. Descended Iowa/Emerald saddle and returned over Elkhead Pass.
From Clohesy Lake climbed both of these.
1/5/13- #51/100 in winter. a rough day where i didn't feel great, but fortunately there was a trail to follow most of the way. cool summit views!
9/14/08- solo hike of emerald for my 28th birthday. a nice fall day
Wife, pup and I with Missouri.
Nice outing from Clohesy lake.
Emerald & Iowa
Combo loop/ridge run of Missouri, Iowa and Emerald.
Started from Clohesy Lake and hiked after Missouri, returned same way: Missouri->Iowa->Emerald->Iowa->Missouri.
A nice but horrible loose class 3 route up to Iowa. We followed a route; but got off route lol.
A nice dusting of snow covered the area and the aspens were in full force!