Perkins Peak
South of Kleena Kleene
July 2009


Mount Perkins from Tatla Lake


Mount Perkins


The peak


View to the southeast


One of the glacial lakes


Many mosquitos here, luckily I had my screen tent





Set up camp on the only flat spot, if it rains I'll get flooded out, but little chance of that.


View from the tent


Desolate, foreboding, silent and beautiful


On top of the world


Glacial lakes at sundown


Evening with moon above the peak



It will be another 30c+ day, so an early rise for the hike up to the viewpoint.
There is a track pushed through the scree to make the journey possible.


The peak in the early sun


Looking southeast from the veiwpoint trail (camp in lower left)


The darker rock above the lake has a black lichen growing on it,
I suspect the lighter rock was covered in glacial ice until the last few years


Plants in the scree, even a spruce this far above the treeline


Interesting lichens





This is a view from south-west-north in early morning
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This is a view from north-east-southeast in late evening
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