Leader: W.R.C. Shedenhelm
Asst.: How Bailey
Forty-two hikers, plus one in a papoose carrier, made it up the endless one mile and 1000-foot gain of Emma's west ridge, within the allotted hour. The hike over the humps of Emma Ridge spread the troops out, with the tigers arriving in time for late breakfast rather than early lunch. A large group of eager peak baggers headed down Old Emma's west ridges and gullies for the cars and a fast car-shuttle-loop of Round Top, Granite, Iron, and Rabbit to use up more of their day's energy supply.
By 2 p.m. the Emma's junipers and pinyon pines were alone again. We'll have to do it again next April!