Gunsight Peak Climber's Log

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ZeeJay - Nov 21, 2016 6:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2016

Gunsight  Sucess!

11-7-2016 Beautiful fall hike. Not much snow.

3-14-2013 On skis via Joulious Creek. It took 3 separate trail breaking trips to get to 10400' and then 1 more to rebreak after a 14" snowfall, and then a 15 hour RT day to summit. Super, super, windy, otherwise the weather was great.

4-4-2011 On skis via Joulious Creek. The temperature was -3 at the start. Very windy and not much sun. Surrounding summits were mostly socked in. About 9:15 up and 5 hrs down. About 23.5 miles RT.

6-26-2008 Sarted at 5:20am from Henrys Fork. Made my way to Dollar Lake and then to the ridge leading to the summit. From the summit I continued on the ridge leading to the SE to hit point 12916. I started back along the ridge and then began a sloping traverse over to Gunsight Pass. I gave up on this after awhile and descended straight down into Painter Basin and had to climb back out to get to Gunsight Pass. Then took the trail back to the start. Found 2 out of 3 Geocaches along the way. The one at Gunsight Pass is a toughie. I spent a lot of time on it but came up empty. About 13 hours RT. I think the Dollar Lake route is much easier than the Gunsight Pass route.


DarrenKnezek - Jul 12, 2015 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015

Along the way  Sucess!

Hiked Gilbert and then this one along the way to Kings.


SabineInUtah - Oct 31, 2014 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2013

With Gilbert Peak  Sucess!

Hiked up Gilbert Peak and Gunsight from Dollar Lake with RB. Amazing solitude considering the crowds at Dollar Lake.


Pfeiffer75 - Sep 4, 2013 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2013

From Dollar Lake  Sucess!

Backpacked to Henry's Fork Lake, set up camp, then climbed Gunsight Peak from Dollar Lake. We made it back to our campsite with head lamps. We saw several ptarmigan at the saddle between Gilbert and Gunsight


scgrant - Aug 17, 2013 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013

Gunsight and East Gunsight Peak  Sucess!

8/16/2013 From Gilbert Peak we made our way over to Gunsight Peak and then onto East Gunsight. We descended back the way we came to the low spot between Gilbert and Gunsight, and on back to where we left our packs at Dollar Lake. Long fun day from the Trailhead up to Gilbert, Gunsight, East Gunsight, and back to camp.


rmjwinters - Jul 5, 2013 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2013

Gunsight in a Day  Sucess!

Hiked Gunsight via Henrys Fork in about 7 hours. Had a kitty kat tell me I was a visitor just above Dollar Lake. Heard it both on the ascent and the descent

AjaxHiker - Sep 11, 2012 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2012

Gunsight & Gilbert from Dollar Lake  Sucess!

Decided to descend back to Dollar Lake as the line down to Gunsight Pass looks steep & hairy!


jhardink - Oct 16, 2011 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2008

with Gilbert  Sucess!

Went over Gilbert first. Fun descent down to Gunsight Pass.


Mooner - Sep 9, 2011 12:08 am

Up I Go

09/07/11 combined with Gilbert

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Sep 6, 2009 11:06 am

via Gunsight Pass  Sucess!

Climbed enroute to Gilbert Peak from South Kings Peak. Didn't even know I'd climbed it until I got home and looked at a map.


Garfimi - Aug 25, 2008 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

Route Climbed: From Gilbert Peak  Sucess!

After summitting Gilbert shot over to Gunsight Peak. Easy climb to the top, with amazing views of the Uintas. Amazing weather during the climb.


vanman798 - Jul 27, 2008 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

From Gilbert Peak  Sucess!

July 24 - 27, 2008 I did a solo trip to the Henry's Fork basin during which I climbed five peaks over 13,000 ft in 2 days. Gunsight Peak was the second of the five. In the log book on the peak I noticed ZeeJay's entry from June 26, 2008.


peakrat76 - Apr 28, 2008 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2000

Traversed over from Gilbert  Sucess!

Walked over from Gilbert and did this nice 13'er before returning to our Dollar Lake camp. Great summit view.

utclimber - Jan 13, 2008 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Labor Day  Sucess!

Climbed Gunsight after climbing Gilbert Peak.


Tracy - Jul 27, 2007 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

hiked over to this one from Gilbert  Sucess!

Hiked this one shortly after summiting Gilbert Peak. There is a lot more solitude on this peak then there was on Kings Peak the day before. My base camp was Sawmill Lake.


Moogie737 - Sep 18, 2005 9:30 pm

Route Climbed: From summit of Gilbert Peak Date Climbed: September 16, 2005  Sucess!

After reaching the summit of Gilbert Peak from our Dollar Lake campsight in 2+15 Ben and I continued on to Gunsight Peak. The time was one hour even from summit to summit, in spite of the ridiculously strong westerly winds. There was a very nifty cairn marking the summit. We decided to try the southern face for our descent to Gunsight Pass, and it took one hour to navigate through and over the dirt, scree and boulders, but it was not terribly nasty. Threatening weather (some snow grains, too) caused us to cancel our idea of getting a hat trick by climbing Dome Peak. From campsight to Gilbert to Gunsight to Gunsight Pass and back to campsight was about 5+30.


Scott - Aug 24, 2005 4:17 pm

Route Climbed: Dollar Lake Date Climbed: 1991  Sucess!

Nice summit.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Mar 29, 2005 1:04 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: Aug 04  Sucess!

This was one of my most memorable trips ever. Craig and I started at Henry's Fork around 2:00 in the afternoon. We made good time and we stopped for a break at a small lake past Dollar. After some food and brew, we hiked up a chute on the West side. There was a lot of loose rock, but it was not difficult. We reached the top of the chute and it was getting dark and we coud see a storm moving in. We found s small depression and hunkered down in the Bivy sacks to wait out the storm. It was getting dark and we decided to stay there for the night. The storm moved in and we witnessed nature at her best throwing bolt after bolt of lightning on the high peaks. I have never seen so much lightning in one place. We were getting nervous, but we had no place to go. We then got blasted with rain, sleet, hail and snow for the next couple of hours. My bivy filled up with snow/hail, as I left the an opening to keep some air flowing (mistake) I was wet and cold and the night was just starting. At about 3:00 AM we decided to go for Gilberts summit so we could warm up. We headed up with full packs and dropped them at the saddle. We reached the summit at about 5:00 AM. It was windy and cold and we could see the sun starting to come up. We headed back down and picked up the packs. After a brief rest we were off to Gunsight peak. We took the full packs and reached the summit about 8:00 AM. The views were great I was worried about the descent on the South side. There was a lot of loose rock and scree. We started the descent and were going to head over to West Gunsight and Kings, but the descent wiped me out, so I told Craig to meet me at Anderson Pass. Craig climbed West GS, Kings and we met up and set up camp. We were both tired and considered climbing more peaks the next day, but we got pounded by another storm that lasted most of the night and in the morning we decided that we were done, as the mountain gods were not with us. We spent the morning trying to dry out and then we hiked back to Henry's Fork and found a ride back to civilization, as our ride was not supposed to pick us up for a few more days.


PellucidWombat - Feb 4, 2004 8:29 pm

Route Climbed: The gulley from Henry Fork Date Climbed: September 1999  Sucess!

Nice hike, although I did have to sit out a hailstorm out in the open up there, and the lightning got frighteningly close. There's no where to hide in the bleak flat tundra plain near the summit!

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