Ascent of Gunsight Peak on 2016-09-19

Climber: Dustin Erickson

Date:Monday, September 19, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gunsight Peak
    Elevation:13263 ft / 4042 m

Ascent Trip Report

Via Cliff Lake. Part of a traverse that included Kings, Gunsight Dome and then a loop over to East Gunsight and Gunsight Peak to finish off the 13ers! Great shots of mountain goats near the top of Henries Peak. Also, saw a blue heron up close in the stream earlier that day which surprised me.Found a dead elk above 13,000 ft near where the ridge narrows. What was it doing here!? There is no grass for miles. I took its entire leg up to the summit cairn. The flat tops of the cliffed out section of the ridge made for quick travel except that a 4th class chimney descent is needed if you take it to the end.
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