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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CharlesD - Jul 19, 2007 11:33 am - Voted 10/10

Pacific Tarn

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.


rpace - Jul 23, 2007 11:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Pacific Tarn

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!

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