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Desolation Peak  Washington   #7201
Ranges: Northeastern Cascades

Height: 1860 m -> 6102 feet
Prominence?: 990 m above Stromberg Cabin Pass
Line Parent?: Hozomeen Mountain (7.9 km away, at bearing 2 degrees)
Greater Parent: Hozomeen Mountain (8.0 km away)

Location:   48.91130,-121.01650     48:54:41, -121:00:59   10U 645332 5419492 (11 km SE of Ross Lake). (53 km NE of Marblemount).   AreaCode: EM81/JA11
This peak is #41 in Prominence List for Washington .A great view point on the east side of Ross Lake.

A 4.7 mile trail from the lake leads to the summit, 4,500 feet higher. It is also possible to hike from Lightning Creek campground - and adding another 2 miles each way to the journey.

There is a campsite on Desolation about a mile from the lookout summit.

Jack Kerouac spent the summer of 1956 on the summit of Desolation, working as a fire lookout for 63 days, where he also wrote novels and poems.

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15 Looking down on Little Beaver Creek from Desolation Peak Vida Morkunas
10 The Lookout on Desolation Peak Vida Morkunas
8 Desolation Peak from Little Beaver Creek (Ross Lake) Vida Morkunas
6 Desolation Peaks from Ross Lake Vida Morkunas

Placename Photos
8 Skagit Peak from Desolation Peak Vida Morkunas
3 Skagit Mountain from Desolation Peak Vida Morkunas