As part of my summer job at YMCA of the Rockies - I sawed up and trucked out hundreds of pines off Emerald for fire control purposes (on YMCA land of course).
great views of the Front Range without too much effort. Anyone who stays at the YMCA of the Rockies should climb up this
Nice summit view ... total ascents =4.
Started the hike at Morraine Park campground, then hiked up Eagle Cliff Mountain before heading south to summit Emerald. And then back via the south side of Morraine Park. Seventeen miles altogether.