gunn peak (6244')
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Before heading out to Climb Gunn Peak, I had done an extensive amount of research. For the Wild Sky Wilderness area of Washington it’s seen as one of the most difficult summits to reach. It is also the tallest in the wilderness area. After climbing its relative Mount Baring, I wondered what I was getting myself into. While researching the route, I found many who said once was enough, and now that I am done I completely agree.
The trail is no-nonsense. From the Barclay lake trailhead, walk back down the road about 1/4 of a mile, then turn right onto an old forest road. When you see the fire pit, turn right, and follow the obvious trail to the log jam. Once across the log jam go a hundred or so yards into the woods. From here you climb, climb and climb some more. For the first mile or so it is little more than a slog through woods up a very steep hill.