Ascent of Morgan Butte on 2014-04-12

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Andy Martin
Rob Moore
John Klein
Richard Joseph
Rick Hartman
Nick Scouras
Andy Bates
Doug Kasian
Mark Nicholls
Date:Saturday, April 12, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Morgan Butte
    Elevation:4611 ft / 1405 m

Ascent Trip Report

We ascended this peak to be sure we had ascended the HP of the Wickenburg Mountains. The road up is rough but not too bad. Most 4wd will handle it.

The Wickenburg Mountains HP is "officially" an unnamed Peak at 4480 ft about 5 miles SSE. Apparently the official boundary of the Wickenburg Mountains does not include this Morgan Butte summit for some reason, even though this all looks like one range. Secondly, Morgan Butte seemed lower anyway, from both vantage points. I wonder if there is a map error. In any case, we ascended both to be safe.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:200 ft / 61 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:4411 ft / 1344 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike

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