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Peak 1,550'
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Peak 1,550'

 
Peak 1,550\'

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Alaska, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 55.32834°N / 160.38211°W

Object Title: Peak 1,550'

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 1550 ft / 472 m

 

Page By: Redpoynte

Created/Edited: Feb 21, 2012 / May 29, 2012

Object ID: 777651

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Overview

Peak, 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.

Summit Ridge in Winter
Summit in winter


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 There

From 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.

Trail Map
Map

Red Tape

None. Except for be aware of Bald Eagle nesting season. They do roost and nest on the cliffs on this peak and WILL ATTACK!

Northern Sights
Shumagin Islands

Camping

No camping necessary but I don't think there are any rules against doing so.

External Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_Point,_Alaska

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popof_Island

Images

Summit in SpringView from the SummitSummit Ridge in WinterJake on the SummitSummit RidgeViews from the TopSE Views
Northern SightsPeak 1,550\'Trail MapFinal Steps