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Atlantic Peak
Atlantic Peak as seen from the lake at 13,200 feet at the foot of Pacific Peak's summit block. The peak to the left is Fletcher Mountain.

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CharlesDPacific Tarn

CharlesD

Voted 10/10

Nice photo. The lake happens to be Pacific Tarn which has the distinction of being the highest altitude lake in North America (13,400'). What time of year was this taken? I wouldn't think the tarn was liquid much of the year.
Posted Jul 19, 2007 11:33 am

rpaceRe: Pacific Tarn

rpace

Hasn't voted

Thanks! It was taken on July 7th this year. There was still quite a large chunk of ice (60% or so) on the lake, but it was quite cold! (I broke my water bottle on the ridge, and needed to find and purify several times that day...)

I'm surprised that a lake with such distinction isn't named on any topo maps, especially since some smaller lakes in the cirque immediately to the north are (Mohawk lakes). Well, who am I to second guess...

Thanks again!
Posted Jul 23, 2007 11:19 am

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rpaceSubmitted by rpace
on Jul 9, 2007 2:37 pm

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Lat/Lon: 39.41350°N / 106.1259°W
Object Title: Atlantic Peak