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Black Peak
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Black Peak, southeast aspect
Aerial view in winter
Highest point
Elevation 6,385 ft (1,946 m)
Prominence 3,386 ft (1,032 m)
Isolation 10 mi (16 km)
Parent peak Double Peak (6,818 ft)
Geography
Location Lake Clark National Park
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Alaska, United States
Parent range Chigmit Mountains
Aleutian Range
Topo map USGS Kenai D-7
Climbing
Easiest route Mountaineering

Black Peak is a prominent 6,385-foot (1,946-meter) glaciated mountain summit located in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, in the Chigmit Mountains of the Aleutian Range, in the US state of Alaska. It is the second-highest non-volcanic peak in the Chigmit Mountains, and fourth-highest overall. The mountain is situated 22 mi (35 km) west of Cook Inlet, 90 mi (145 km) west-southwest of Anchorage, and 10.2 mi (16 km) northeast of Double Peak, which is the nearest higher peak. Although modest in elevation, relief is significant since the mountain rises up 6,200 feet from North Fork Big River in about two miles. The mountain's descriptive name was published in 1912 by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. The months May through June offer the most favorable weather for viewing or climbing the peak.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Black Peak is located in a subarctic climate zone, with long, cold, snowy winters, and cool summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. Precipitation runoff from the mountain and meltwater from its glaciers drains into Cook Inlet via Big River.

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