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Ascent of Gunn Peak on 2018-09-01

Climber: George Burgess

Date:Saturday, September 1, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gunn Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6240 ft / 1901 m

Ascent Trip Report

A really enjoyable scramble from a pretty accessible spot. The guidebooks and sites all warn about difficult routefinding, and I guess bringing a GPS is pretty much necessary at this point, but honestly the routes through the forest are all quite clear if you pause occasionally to make sure you're not being foolish. The route is mostly very mellow, easy meadows leading to talus-hopping, with really only one 10-foot section of sketchy scrambling. We saw two slings around rather thin trees that someone had clearly used as a rappel anchor, but honestly I don't think the trouble of hauling a rope up is worth it, nor the risk of having a tree blow on you.

Anyway, we had a great time, especially gorging ourselves on blueberries, which were in high season.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4440 ft / 1352 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Route:South Side
    Trailhead:Barclay Lake Trailhead  2200 ft / 670 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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