Peak(s):  Missouri Mountain  -  14,067 feet
Iowa Pk  -  13,831 feet
Emerald Pk  -  13,904 feet
Date Posted:  08/03/2015
Modified:  07/25/2017
Date Climbed:   08/01/2015
Author:  alexhenes
 Three from Clohesy   

On Friday night Kristi and I drove our 2001 Tacoma to Clohesy Lake. The water was low and the creek crossing was not a big deal. The road to Clohesy wasn't so bad either... although there were a few sections I was glad we were in the truck vs. a Suby. We slept in the back of the truck close to the gate at the end of the road. The hike was relatively gentle with great views of Huron, North Apostle, Ice Mountain and Harvard. We didn't spend much time on Missouri's summit due to crowds... however we had Iowa and Emerald all to ourselves.... 13ers are awesome! As far as our route goes... we descended Emerald's summit a little too soon and had to deal with more scree than we would have we had stayed on the ridge a little longer... but no big deal. The meadows below Emerald were incredible... cool rocks and boulders, amazing wild flowers and great views. The trail back to Clohesy was soft and easy to walk. On the drive back to the highway we passed an overflowing Missouri Gulch TH. Our route was definitely a nice alternative to the standard Missouri route with respect to crowds. Pictures and commentary from our day can be found at...

Missouri, Iowa and Emerald Peaks

My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):

Comments or Questions
looking forward to clohesy
06/15/2019 04:05
I am seriously considering this circuit. Almost 14ers are just as awesome! Thanks for posting! Happy Trails.

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