Mount Morgan

An old mining road to Mount Morgan

Mount Morgan is a high mountain peak located in northwestern Inyo County, California, in USA. A road climbs up to 3.619m (11,873ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of California.

Located in the John Muir Wilderness of the Inyo National Forest, the trail is an old tungsten mine road, totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. It’s totally impassable in winters. The views are truly excellent from the trail. Do not drink any water east of Morgan Pass (Lower Morgan lake) down to Pine Creek - lots of residual mining chemicals still abound. The mountain was named in 1878 by the Wheeler Survey for one of its members, J. H. Morgan, of Alabama.
Tucked away in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, the road is very steep. Starting from Pine Creek Road, the ascent is 10.78km (6.7 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.233 meters. The average percentage is 11.43%.
Pic: https://windyscotty.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/pine-creek-004-medium.jpg

 

 

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