Mt. Emma  
Condition Updates  
Route: Governor\\\'s Basin
Posted On: 2022-07-20, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. The summit gully really is as narrow as advertised--I had to take off my backpack to ascend. 
Route: North Face
Posted On: 2021-05-16, By: osprey
Info: The road to Governor Basin is clear until immediately after crossing the bridge which is where I parked. It is not possible to drive farther than the bridge. Trekking poles were sufficient until the slopes steepened where I added crampons and exchanged one pole for an axe. Upon reaching the summit block the route goes to the left up a broad Couloir which leads to the summit. So of course I went to the right and went up a narrow Couloir which narrowed even more up higher. These led to a false summit which was entirely snow. The narrow ridge from the false to the summit was also snow no more than 8 inches wide with steep drop offs on each side. The summit was about 4 inches wide of snow so I straddled the summit rather than standing on it. It was a spectacular finish. My terminal case of Ludditeism prevents me posting pictures but they can be sent via text. 9seven0 7Three9 333six. 
Route: Govenors Basin
Posted On: 2020-09-20, By: angry
Info: One unavoidable snow patch on the down climb of notch to reach summit. 
Route: From Governor Basin
Posted On: 2020-07-04, By: WildWanderer
Info: All snow is avoidable. Summit and scrambling to summit are dry. Small creek to cross before starting the hike. I was able to avoid getting my feet wet by jumping across to multiple dry areas. 
Route: via Governor\'s Basin
Posted On: 2019-08-30, By: Hoot
Info: Emma was snow-free from Governor's Basin today. You can drive really high in the basin on the easy 4WD road. Fun scrambling at the top! 
Route: NE ridge
Posted On: 2019-08-06, By: tdawg012
Info: Lots of snow in N-NE facing gullies. Had to get creative on NE ridge. Would suggest ascending from SE ridge via Governors or traverse to SE ridge from Yankee. Also, Gilpin has snow on its north ridge but can be avoided. Main issue there is super saturated soil which seems to make talus all the more slidey and dangerous. T5 holds lots of snow still and looks like one would need traction and axe particularly for pinch spots 
Route: Standard
Posted On: 2018-06-08, By: illusion7il
Info: Steep snow blocks what I believe would be the easiest route to the summit on the north side, but I was able to string together a series of nasty gullies on the south side. 

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