Ascent of Emerald Peak on 2008-08-03
|Date:||Sunday, August 3, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8422 ft / 2567 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWith David Salinger. On 08/02 left N. Fork of Entiat trail at 6:37 PM and hiked 5+miles up trail; 08/03 moved camp to Saska/Emerald basin and climbed Saska, then Emerald, both were very quick ascents from camp. Emerald took 50 mn from camp to summit. On 08/04 climbed Pinnacle from Saska/Emerald camp and returned to camp; on 08/05 took down camp, went down the trail and dropped packs near trail below Cardinal's big west face and climbed Cardinal up west face gully to the saddle in Cardinal's north ridge, then went around to the east face and scrambled to the top, then hiked out the N Fork Entiat Trail in 97F temp back to car. Swam in Entiat Falls on drive out. Climbed Emerald again on 09/29/2017 with David Salinger and Crispin Prahl (to do a recon of Bearcat after climbing Pt. 7909/Fern, Choral, and Gopher on 9/28/2017).
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