(Last update November 05, 2006 )
General. I visited Mr. Emily in August 2001. The final run from the tree line up to the top is extremely rough and rutted. I do not recommend it with a two wheel drive vehicle. The road is very badly rutted with numerous rocks in the center - great for tearing a hole in your oil pan.
The roads getting there are not marked, and you will come to a lot of forks. I just kept heading for high ground and eventually made it. The top of Mt. Emily was a disappointment. There are five antenna towers up there, and quite a lot of trees that make finding a path difficult. There is a lot of RF flying around - I finally turned my two meter mobile rig off because the squelch control was completely overwhelmed. There is a good path to the SE, but other directions are blocked because of trees. It would take some tall masts to get over this. Indian Rock looks like a better site. There are some trees in the way, but you can easily work around them.
Driving Instructions. Take exit 243 (Summit Road/Mount Emily Road, NFD 031) off of hiway 84. Go east on NFD 031 18.9 miles to junction of NFD 31 and NFD 3120, turn right (south) on NFD 3120 (Skyline Road) and travel 4.9 miles to Mt. Emily.