Peak(s):  Emma, Mt  -  13,581 feet
Cirque Mtn  -  13,686 feet
Gilpin Pk  -  13,694 feet
Date Posted:  07/21/2016
Date Climbed:   06/26/2016
Author:  Marmot72
 Winter's End at Yankee Boy Basin  

Taking a quick trip from Denver, I enjoyed each of these peaks on successive days from June 24 through June 26. Basically, three half-days of hiking.

June 24: Drive from Denver, climb of Mt Emma from 11,200 on Governor Basin road in afternoon (roughly 2 pm - 7:30 pm).
June 25: Cirque Mountain south slopes, from start of Yankee Boy Basin road. (Road made treacherous by running water about a half mile in.)
June 26: Gilpin Peak partial NE ridge, partial E face, from same. Drive home.


Part One - Emma

Part 2 - Cirque & Gilpin

Emma I think is a good climb for any season; Cirque and Gilpin seem best to me as spring snow climbs (for those of us who can't ski/board them).



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