Tallon Peak (Robertson - Tallon Traverse)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Summit Elevation (m): 
1,844
Summit Elevation (ft): 
6,050
Elevation Gain (m): 
550
Round Trip Time: 
3.00
Total Distance (km): 
7.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Easy hiking and scrambling on grass / shale with some easy route finding.

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Trip Report

After summiting Robertson Peak I turned my attention to Tallon. I decided that since I wanted some exercise anyway I might as well bag the middle bump between Robertson and Tallon while I was in the area. It was only around 50-75 extra meters of height gain and was easier than side-hill grunting anyway.

 

The views were great as I easily followed the ridge and broke through the small cliff band on Tallon about half way along it. The view from Tallon Peak was slightly different than Robertson - more of the Crowsnest Pass area and less of the Highwood Range. I especially liked the windmills and the Old Man Reservoir views.

 

 


[View from the summit of Tallon Peak.]


[Vern on the summit of Tallon Peak.]


[The Old Man reservoir from the summit of Tallon Peak.]

 

On the way back to my car I stayed high on my left and walked over some of the grassy knobs that link to Robertson Peak. A short but excellent early or late season objective. The driving in Southern Alberta is always special. I love the scenery and ranch land views. 

 


[Views on the way back down Tallon.]


[Sentinels.]


[More dead trees.]

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