Gunn Peak

Elevation (feet): 6,245
Elevation (meters): 1,903
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.816094
Longitude: -121.448064
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1915
First successful climber(s): H. B. Hinman, W. Eriksen, L. Lesh
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Index

Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.

Gunn Peak is located above the Skykomish River valley east of the town of Index, Washington. Gunn Peak is the high point of the Wild Sky Wilderness. This sharp rock summit can be seen from Highway 2 near Gold Bar as one travels east enroute to Stevens Pass. Gunn Peak is the highest peak in the immediate vicinity of a group of rugged peaks including Baring, Mt. Index, and Merchant Peak. The standard approach is made via a four mile route which gains 4200 feet of elevation from Barclay Creek. The mountain is named for homesteader/miner Amos Gunn who started the town of Index and named Mount Index.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 2, for information on climbing routes on Gunn Peak.

Thanks to Ronald James for this description.