Flower Mountain

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 59 ° 21' 35" N, 136 ° 22' 28" W
  • Region: Haines
  • Nearest City: Haines
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  • Elevation: 6181 ft (1883.97 m)

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Getting There
To get to Flower Mountain you head 26 miles up the Haines Highway from Haines. From there you turn left over the steel bridge. The road splits after the bridge and you stay to the right. About a mile further the road splits again once again stay to the right following the Klehini River west about 8 miles. At that point you come to an area with lots of roads. Go straight and you pass over Porcupine Creek, through some tall brush, to the historic site of Porcupine. There is a road going left, through the remains of Porcupine, then up the hill side. After you pass through Porcupine stay straight. The road forks to the left right as you can go up the hill. If you go left it will take you to the scene of Discovery Channels "Gold Rush Alaska" and they won't be too happy about you interrupting filming. You will need a tough 4 wheel drive vehicle or ATV to make it up along the ridge. It will take you above the tree line and to beautiful Flower Mountain. From Porcupine to actual Flower Mountain is about 7.5 miles.

About
1.8 mi. S of terminus of Saksaia Glacier and 38 mi. SW of Skagway, St. Elias Mts.
Located west of Haines, along the south side of the Klehini River, Flower Mountain is a beautiful long alpine ridge with a prominent peak at its end.

History
Name reported in 1952 by E. C. Robertson, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to have been given by "an unknown botanist between 1932-42, who found a luxuriant growth of a great variety of flowers on the mountain."
Naming: It's name was reported in 1952 by E.C. Robertson, USGS, to have been given by "an unknown botanist between 1932-1942, who found a luxuriant growth of a great variety of flowers on the mountain."

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Flower Mountain is like an alpine national park. It's a wonderful open ridge and mountain with amazing views. Well worth the journey if you have the means to make it up there.

Zachary Sheldon
Zachary Sheldon February 28, 2018
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