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Mt. Morgan & Mt. Percival - Winter Hiking

Mt. Morgan
Elevation: 2,220ft

Mt. Percival
Elevation: 2,212

Trails: Morgan, Crawford-Ridgepole and Percival Trails
Elevation Gain: 1,500ft
Distance: 4.8 miles roundtrip
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Difficulty: Moderate
The Terrifying Twenty Five List:  Mt. Morgan Trail (Rickety Ladder Route)
Rock Scrambles: Boulder caves and rock scrambling - Class II

Two things I learned today hiking to these summits. One, I enjoy helping others in the group get around the trail safely. Some parts of the trail can be tricky, especially on steep descents that are icy, or across large granite slabs. It's always smart to help your hiking companions so that no one gets hurt and everyone can enjoy the day's hike. And secondly, even if this is a group event, there are always going to be a couple of hikers who only care to help themselves however experienced/knowledgeable they are.  
We originally were going to hike up to the Mt. Percival summit and then onto Mt. Morgan, but we hiked up the logging road rather tha…