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 Peak(s):  Emerald Pk  -  13,904 feet
 Post Date:  05/06/2012
 Date Climbed:   05/04/2012
 Posted By:  Hook Em Horns

 Emerald and Iowa from the Rockdale TH   

Again...this is a website I use to update family and friends on my hiking adventures. I am including a link here due to the fact there are not many reports on this route for this time of year. I used the Rockdale TH. Road clear up to and past the Rockdale turnoff. I was able to ford the two streams on foot without difficulty. Snow did not become an issue until I reached the lake. I wore snowshoes from above the lake until almost 12,500. Scree slope up to Emerald is a bit of a rocky slip and slide. Route over to Iowa is easy. Followed Iowa's west ridge route back to the Lake. Beautiful day up high! A few teaser photos:

http://thehikingtexan.multiply.com/photos/album/95/Emerald_Peak_13904_and_Iowa_Peak_13831

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Clear Creek crossing.


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Huron Peak from Clohesy Lake.


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Plenty of snow left in the upper basin.


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Iowa and Emerald Peaks.


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Ice Mountain and North Apostle.


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Clohesy Lake.



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