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Ascent of Morena Butte on 2011-02-13

Climber: Derek Loranger

Date:Sunday, February 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Morena Butte
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3920 ft / 1194 m

Ascent Trip Report



It’s amazing the excitement and anticipation I get when I am getting ready for a hike. I kick around the idea of whether or not to go throughout the week. I am conscious of the fact that whenever I am gone, I am not with my family. So it is always a trade-off.

However, the thought of exploring a new area, of seeing what the mountains look like from a new peak simply drives me forward and makes the idea of waking up at 4 or 5AM seem like a great idea...

Read my trip report at 100 Peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:848 ft / 258 m
    Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Route:PCT/Ridge Line Use Trail
    Trailhead:PCT Trailhead near Lake Morena Park  3072 ft / 936 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear



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