Click for larger image

After summiting Robertson Peak, Jeff and I headed toward our next objective, Tallon Peak.  The landowner who we had asked permission to hike, told us that this is way we should also descend from Tallon to avoid upsetting the landowner immediately to the east.

Click for larger image.

Cougar tracks (I’m guessing since I can’t see any claw marks)… I guess Terry was right.

Click for larger image

The snow was a little deep in some places.

Click for larger image

The colourful outcropping beneath Tallon’s summit.

Click for larger image

Jeff makes his way to Tallon’s summit. Turtle Mountain is in the background.

Click for larger image

The very large cairn on Tallon’s summit. Terry told us that the local tradition is for every hiker to add a stone to the cairn.  Burmis Mountain is on the left and  Byron Hill is on the right.

Click for larger image

The mighty Hercules and his blow up biceps…

Click for larger image

Looking north from Tallon’s summit. Robertson Peak is in the foreground and the “The Dog”, Morin Peak, and the South Peak are in the background. The Piitaistakis Eagle Watch Site is to the left behind Robertson Peak and Bluff Mountain is in the distance left of centre.

Click for larger image

Looking northeast from Tallon’s summit. The Porcupine Hills are in the distance.

Click for larger image

Looking east from Tallon’s summit toward the Old Man River Reservoir.

Click for larger image

The wind on the summit was incredible. We stayed only a few minutes before retreating back down to the trees.

Click for larger image

Jeff lets the wind hold him up.

Click for larger image

A colourful rock on Tallon’s slopes.

Click for larger image

To descend, we retraced our route back to the vehicle.  We remembered that Terry had told us that the new landowner of the property immediately to the east of Tallon did not want hikers on his land.  However, Terry assured us that if we stuck to our ascent route, we would be fine as the he and the other landowners do not mind responsible hikers.  In other words, don’t descend off of Tallon to the east!

A view back from North Burmis Road. Tallon Peak is on the left and Robertson Peak is in the background on the right.  This was a great early season hike.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s