Route: From Bonita Peak/Emery Peak Saddle
Posted On: 2021-08-03, By: supranihilest
Info: The descent towards Lake Emma from the Bonita/Emery saddle is steep and super loose. It's not hard, just tedious. I passed through a bunch of old mining ruins and attempted to find what was either an old trail or road that cuts northwest across the slopes below Hanson before curving northeast to the saddle east of Hanson. This was by far the worst part of the entire day. The slopes are steep, the trail is very overgrown and hard to follow, covered in down sloping rock, and just plain non-existent in many cases. I was able to sort of follow it as it made this curve, and then went across the bottom of the mine debris from the Sunnyside Mine, and then I went straight up the slope to the saddle. This was of course steep and was also on extremely loose and annoying scree, which was energy and fun sucking. From the saddle there's a few hundred feet more of steep and stupid loose scree and talus. I am sure there's a much better way of doing Hanson, because this way was utter garbage.
Route: South Ridge from Picane Gulch
Posted On: 2020-07-08, By: Flyingfish
Info: Large cornice and snowfield block easy ridge access. Dry route climbers left or a dry class 3 rib to the right of the snowfield