Morningstar Peak (May 6, 2007)

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morningstar_coverConditions: Day hike
Gear: ice axe
Map: USGS Bedal
Area: Mtn Loop Hwy
Reference:
Stats: approx. 8.2mi, 4705' gain (round trip)


Posting some photos of an older trip up Morningstar Peak.

Great trip in marginal weather. Not sure I'd have wanted to do this trip if I cold actually see some of the exposure below me...

Up Sunrise Mine trail, up a steep snow slope (with an overhanging cornice), iffy avalanche conditions, up the backside up an even steeper and exposed snow gully (I was told this was the part I didn't want to see), and then to the top...and NO VIEWS!

On the way back, the big overhanging cornice had broken loose wiping out our tracks. We never heard the fracture of avalanche. Thankfully it went before we got back on that slope.
 
Morningstar Peak Slideshow

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