Ascent of Morton Hill on 2015-10-31

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Bill Barlow
Linda Barlow
Date:Saturday, October 31, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Morton Hill
    Elevation:2063 ft / 628 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy access, good roads. We took Bain Gap Road from Choccolocco Rd. This road has a gate that opens at 5 am and closes at 9 pm daily - pretty good access for what was once an off-limits Army base! Bain Gap intersects the gravel/dirt road heading south towards the summit along the crest of the ridge. This dirt road closes at dusk per the sign there. There are some stop signs here as well as a Fish & Wildlife Service information sign. Take this road south to just below the summit. I got a rental car (4 door standard passenger car) up it no problem. The road is in great shape. We parked a bit below the actual summit so that we could enjoy the stroll up to the top. We made our way off the road to the high ground which is home to a cairn and register. No pen was present, so I left mine in there for future peakbaggers. My parents were excited to be on their way to finishing the "Second Lap List!" 49 to go for them!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:63 ft / 19 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:63 ft / 19 m
    Route:N Ridge
    Start Trailhead:2000 ft / 609 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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