OverviewPeak, or Point 1,550 is the highest summit on Popof Island of the Shumagin Island group of Alaska. These volcanic islands lie off the SE coast of the Aleutian Peninsula approximately 600 nautical miles from Anchorage.
The mountain is easily seen on a clear day from the town of Sand Point, AK. It is a beautiful and easily accessible peak to climb in any season if you find yourself in Sand Point. I climbed it in spring (May) and winter (February) and both ascents were completely different due to snowfall amounts.
In spring/summer expect minimal snow, and mostly trail hiking to rock-scrambling near the summit at 3rd to 4th class. Winter is a full-on snow climb with much rime ice and wind...lots and lots of wind!
Getting ThereFrom Sand Point, take the road out to the dump site, approximately 3 miles. Park just past the dump site turn off and before an old basalt quarry.
Head almost due east towards the peak (if you can see it) on hiking trails.
Red TapeNone. Except for be aware of Bald Eagle nesting season. They do roost and nest on the cliffs on this peak and WILL ATTACK!
CampingNo camping necessary but I don't think there are any rules against doing so.