Desolation Peak


Desolation Peak is located on the east side of Ross Lake, along the border with the Pasayten Wilderness. There is a lookout tower atop Desolation, which is still manned by the park service. actually the lookout is a historical site, having been the inspiration to numerous authors, including Jack Kerouac and his book, “Desolation Angels”.
The hike from the lake shore to the summit is 4,500 feet gain in 4.5 miles and there is an official camp near the summit.

Desolation Peak from Ross Lake

Desolation Peak from Ross Lake

Desolation Peak Lookout

Desolation Peak Lookout

Ross Lake from Desolation Peak, Sunrise

Ross Lake from Desolation Peak, Sunrise

Ross Lake from Desolation Peak

Ross Lake from Desolation Peak

Ross Lake Sunset

Ross Lake Sunset

Ross Lake Sunset

Ross Lake Sunset

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