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Eagle Peak
Eagle Peak on Admiralty Island.jpg
Eagle Peak seen from Douglas Island
Highest point
Elevation 4,650 ft (1,420 m)
Prominence 2,900 ft (880 m)
Isolation 18.33 mi (29.50 km)
Parent peak Admiralty Island High Point
(4,850 ft)
Geography
Location Admiralty Island National Monument
Hoonah-Angoon
Alaska, United States
Parent range Alexander Archipelago
Pacific Ranges
Topo map USGS Juneau A-2
Climbing
Easiest route class 4 scrambling

Eagle Peak is a prominent 4,650-foot (1,417 m) elevation mountain summit located on Admiralty Island in the Alexander Archipelago, in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the second-highest peak on the island, and is situated 14 mi (23 km) southwest of Juneau, within Admiralty Island National Monument, on land managed by Tongass National Forest. Although modest in elevation, relief is significant since the peak rises up from tidewater at Stephens Passage in 4.5 mi (7 km). This geographic feature's local name was published by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1951.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Eagle Peak has a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Weather systems coming off the Gulf of Alaska are forced upwards by the mountains (orographic lift), causing heavy precipitation in the form of rainfall and snowfall. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. The month of July offers the most favorable weather for viewing or climbing Eagle Peak.

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