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Ascent of Mount Morrison on 2014-06-08

Climber: James Morehouse

Others in Party:Keith Christensen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Morrison
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12270 ft / 3739 m

Ascent Trip Report

The last time I'd been at Convict Lake was in 1970 with only a dirt road leading in. This time, well, times have changed. We got a late start (after eight a.m. I believe) and headed up the drainage to the hanging valley above. There was little or no snow anywhere, just a few minor patches. The tarn used in the Secor directions was already nearly gone. The route up from there is a steep, loose slope. I tried moving onto the rocks for better footing, but they led to a false summit and then began to be more class 4 than class 3, so I gave it up and went back to the loose chute and on to the summit. My GPS batteries died enroute, so no track is available.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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