Ascent of Morrison Point on 2017-03-01

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Morrison Point
    Elevation:6916 ft / 2107 m

Ascent Trip Report

On the way down from Mount Morrison I was lulled by a herd of deer to take the side trail up this USGS point. On the way up this tiny peak split the trail saddle as the main trail stops heading west and bifurcates to a northward heading up Mount Morrison. By the amount of footprints left in the snow and ice, this little extra credit side route sees a lot of visitors so I had to run up this whopping fifty feet of gain to find the highpoint that the USGS set at 6,916 to see the view. It is not a scramble it is an easy class 1 to the top and the views are of Bear Creek Valley.

For those wanting a really quick hike and only doing half of the vertical (about a 1000 feet) for some quick views I suppose this a nice stopping point?
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:56 ft / 17 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1036 ft / 315 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:56 ft / 17 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:use trail from saddle
    Start Trailhead:saddle  6860 ft / 2090 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1036 ft / 315 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Mount Morrison Trail
    End Trailhead:saddle  5880 ft / 1792 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Denver-2

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Morrison2017-03-01 a2101 ft / 640 m
2Morrison Point2017-03-01 b56 ft / 17 m
3Mount Glennon2017-03-01 c883 ft / 269 m
Total Trip Gain: 3040 ft / 926 m    Total Trip Loss: 2950 ft / 900 m

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