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14 Jun 2018 11:11 #162082 by Alisse
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What do you guess or know I'd find if I went up to look at the Gunsight on Pilchuck? I'd get a bit more elevation gain to do with the road being gated down below...I'm just curious about the snow coverage. I'd bring a short rappel setup for open waterfalls, etc. as I'd be interested in trying to do the full descent down to Heather Lake. Thoughts?

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14 Jun 2018 16:44 #162086 by Shred
Replied by Shred on topic Re: Gunsight - Pilchuck conditions?
Hi, Allise.
The gully that drops into the Heather Lake basin from Larrison ridge is most likely melted out by now. I have tried to ascend the gully in the fall, when it was snow free and I can tell you that there are at least two fairly technical waterfalls that you will have to rap.
This is a great steep route mid winter to early spring, but could be quite the adventure later in the season. If you go, let us know what you find.

Here is a vid from a couple of Januarys ago.

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