Peak(s):  Missouri Mountain  -  14,067 feet
Emerald Pk  -  13,904 feet
Iowa Pk  -  13,831 feet
Date Posted:  11/14/2016
Date Climbed:   11/12/2016
Author:  wildsidesky
 Sawatch Me Do Three   

Sawatch Me Do Three

Missouri Mountain, Iowa Peak, and Emerald Peak Grand Slam
~15.5 miles round-trip, ~6,300' elevation gain.


Part of me feels disconcerted with the recent lack of snow in Colorado. A much larger part of me relishes in the snow-shortage and was ecstatic to do a relatively dry 14er in mid-November. This weather certainly is not characteristic of our beautiful state but I'm all about dry conditions, baby. Initially, we had only planned to do Missouri Mountain. At the summit however, Iowa Peak and Emerald Peak called my name and drew me towards them like I was a moth and they were porch lights. I feel somewhat bad for my friend who had tagged along"we ended up kind of regretting the additional ascents. Missouri Mountain was my final Sawatch 14er and what a blast it was to ascend.

Here is a link to the full trip-report with plenty of photos on my blog: Sawatch Me Do Three

I really appreciate all of you that read these. I have so much fun making them. Here is a preview to some of the photography in the blog.


Returning from Emerald Peak


Difficulties on Emerald Peak's Ascent


A portentous view of The Apostles


Alpenglow on Mt. Harvard

Here is the link again: Sawatch Me Do Three

Thanks for taking a look

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Comments or Questions
Nice job!
11/15/2016 14:36
I like this report format much better -- much easier to read and see your photos! Some excellent shots too! Been back there 4x now but never climbed my home state's mt. May have to give it a try someday! Thanks for sharing!

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