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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.
Cougar tracks (I’m guessing since I can’t see any claw marks)… I guess Terry was right.
The colourful outcropping beneath Tallon’s summit.
Jeff makes his way to Tallon’s summit. Turtle Mountain is in the background.
The mighty Hercules and his blow up biceps…
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.
Looking northeast from Tallon’s summit. Ky-es-kaghd-oghsuyiss (the Porcupine Hills) is in the distance.
Looking east from Tallon’s summit toward the Na-to-ke-okos (Old Man River) Reservoir.
The wind on the summit was incredible. We stayed only a few minutes before retreating back down to the trees.
A colourful rock on Tallon’s slopes.
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.