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Gaskill Peak

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0.7 Miles 1.1 Kilometers

 

57% 

Runnable

Singletrack

557' 170 m

Ascent

-9' -3 m

Descent

3,803' 1,159 m

High

3,246' 989 m

Low

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Unknown

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An infrequently visited peak with a tricky finish.

Matthew Kidd

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This is an obscure and poorly maintained trail that leads to a good view from Gaskill Peak. Knowing where to start is half the battle, My actual approach from southeast of the peak was a real bushwhack and scramble but I'll pass on presenting it in favor of my return on the actual trail. The last 10 meters of vertical to the peak is a bit tricky. It feels like one could, with a running start, claw up a short section shown in one of the pictures but I was unwilling to try this solo. I wandered around for a while trying to find another route without success. Fortunately two hikers packing a short stretch of rope arrived and we were quickly on the top. The peak offers good views in every direction including a view of nearby Lawson Peak.

As for parking, you are probably best off parking 0.5 miles southwest at the location indicated on the map.

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