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Morro Peak

We were both tired after the 10.5hr ascent of Roche Miette the day before, so we chose a relatively easier object, namely Morro Peak. Also, since it has the same starting as Hawk Mountain, we can study Hawk a bit on this trip. Although Morro Peak is short compared with its big brother, Hawk Mtn, it's not particularly easy. I would rate it as a moderate scramble, as you don't have any trail to follow. Just simply work your way through the bushes. Maybe the trail is snow covered so I couldn't see it, but there're some cairns to mark the route. We missed the turn so ended up too far down the Overlander Trail. So? just continued to the Morro Creek to check out Hawk Mountain first. The canyon that separates Morro and Hawk is very steep and impressive. After this side trip, Morgan was too tired to continue on Morro Peak. So we went back to car and I soloed Morro after. It took me 2 hours up and 1 hour down, pretty slow because of the terrible bushwhacking. The summit is even treed... The view is okay if you haven't done Hawk. I did Hawk two days after, and it definitely has way better view. So I guess unless you really want to check this summit off, or you simply want a short day, don't even attempt this peak. It's not fun and probably not worth your effort.

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Summit cairn
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Summit cairn
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The trailhead
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The trailhead
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Athabasca River
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Athabasca River
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Morro Peak
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Morro Peak
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The Pallisade
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The Pallisade
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Morro Creek Canyon
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Morro Creek Canyon
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Almost at the summit
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Almost at the summit
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The summit register
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The summit register
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My entry
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My entry
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The treed summit plateau
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The treed summit plateau
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Chetamon & Esplanade
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Chetamon & Esplanade
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Athabasca River Valley
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Athabasca River Valley
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Athabasca River Valley
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Athabasca River Valley
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Looking down at Athabasca River
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Looking down at Athabasca River
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Pyramid Mountain
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Pyramid Mountain
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Hawk Mountain
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Hawk Mountain
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Gargoyle Mountain
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Gargoyle Mountain
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Summit cairn
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Summit cairn
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