Lawson and Gaskill Peaks
ElevationAscent: 2,109' 643 m
Descent: -2,109' -643 m
High: 3,797' 1,157 m
Low: 2,171' 662 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 72% (36°)
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“Hit two great summits in one run.”— Russell Hobart
From here, push through the scrub oak and keep scrambling until you get to the platform right before the summit. Make a few challenging moves in the chimney and you can enjoy the views from the top.
Head back down and turn left onto Forest Road 16S03. In little under a half mile, look for a faint trail heading up and left to access the Gaskill Peak Trail.
The trail requires a bit of bushwacking but nothing too intense. The trail ascends powerfully at times but is interspersed with some easier sections. The last 30 feet or so to the summit requires some technical scrambling.
Finally head back where you came from. The only really chance to get lost would be missing the turn at Carveache Road Trail. Just remember that it starts right across from the Lawson Peak Trail.
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Land Manager: USFS - Cleveland National Forest Office