Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wed, 11Sep - Dawson Pass and Mt Morgan

Wow, a five star day!  After picking up my permit and watching the bear video at the ranger station I had an enjoyable hike around Two Medicine Lake and up Bighorn Basin and past No Name Lake to Dawson Pass.  This is one of Leys recommended alternates.

The section from Dawson Pass, around the west side of Mount Morgan, and over to Cut Bank Pass is outstanding.  A narrow trail, with steep drop offs, and grand mountain views.  As you cross a ridge on the flank of Mt Morgan you can climb on the rocky outcroppings which hang over the steep head walls with all the mountains behind you.  Great lunch spot.

Dropping down of the ridge with great views of Oldman Lake, Lake of the Seven Winds, and Pitamakan Lake, I ran into Drop n roll, Ninja, Sweet Fish et al.  Joined them for second lunch.  

From here it was easy hiking past Morning Star Lake and a couple waterfalls to my campsite at Atlantic Creek.  Another group of five here so there are eleven of us in camp tonight.

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