Owl Peak (+ Ridge)

Interesting Facts: 

"Owl Peak" is unofficially named for the lake and creek which are located nearby. It is the third peak in a triangle of peaks including Mount Turner and Mount Morrison and is a bit lower than Turner and a bit higher than Morrison.

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
Hiking
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,896

After being only the 6th summit party in the last 31 years to stand on Mount Morrison's summit, Phil and I somewhat reluctantly turned our attention to our next destination - Owl Peak. We were only reluctant because we didn't see how the day could get any better than it had already been! The weather had been perfect to this point, our route had worked out beautifully and the views were overheating our cameras. How could it get better? We set out to find out...

 


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Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,502
Elevation Gain (m): 
1600
Round Trip Time: 
11.50
Total Distance (km): 
36.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

The traverse from Mount Morrison is moderate scrambling with exposure, but if ascending via Owl Lake and Ridge this is an easy scramble.