Peak(s):  Emerald Pk  -  13,904 feet
Iowa Pk  -  13,831 feet
Date Posted:  09/01/2019
Date Climbed:   09/01/2019
Author:  jasayrevt
Additional Members:   LIV
 Taking Care of Another Majestic Centennial and Training Miles  

Goals: Emerald Pk (13,904'), Iowa Pk (13,831')

Date: September 1, 2019

Trailhead: Missouri Gulch

Approach Selected: Long Way via Elkhead Pass

Participants: Jason Sayre, CPA, Lisa Veraldi Gossett

Approximate Route Specs:

Distance: 14+ miles

Elevation Gain: 5,500'+ gain

Class: 2+

This qualifies as quite an excellent way to climb a classic top One-hundred 13er mountain, and its neighbor, via the indicated breathtaking, nice, and relaxing line. I highly recommend our trip. It is relatively straightforward. But, healthy cardio conditioning assists tremendously.

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Alpine Start Picturesqueness
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Ascending Under Early Morning Light
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Elkhead Pass. Amazing!
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Sunrise!
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Elkhead Pass Descent Path
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Marvelous!
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Making Progress!
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Wow, Beautiful!
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Basin Perspective
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Sublime Lake
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Plentiful Wild Flowers
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Pretty Landscape
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Ascending
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First Objective
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Up We Go!
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Rock Hopping
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Iowa Pk
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Approaching Its Top
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Ridge
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Our Chosen Descent Trail
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Yes!
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Register!
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Elated!
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Lisa Arriving!
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Summit One!
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Easy Rubble!
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Feeling Great!
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Missouri (14er)
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Lisa Doing Remarkable!
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Summit Two!
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Grassy Slopes
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Returning From Whence We Came
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Spectacular Scenery!
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Gratifyingly Rewarding!
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Missouri (14er) Again
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Log Bridge. Balance!
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Topographic Map!

Please continue enjoying our Colorado Rockies outdoor mecca folks! We truly are fortunate here. I will keep writing Trip Reports as I steadily pace through all these 13ers. Well done, Lisa Veraldi Gossett. Bill Middlebrook, appreciate the perfect beta too! Thank you kindly




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 Comments or Questions
LIV

One of THE most rewarding.
09/01/2019 19:08
The basin on the other side of Elkhead Pass was stunning. Great trip.


jasayrevt

Completely Agree
09/01/2019 19:28
Lightly traveled, special place. Genuinely excited about many more distinct, fulfilling mountain accomplishments



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