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Gunsight Peak (In-SHUCK-ch)  British Columbia   #656
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 2386 m -> 7828 feet
Prominence?: 491 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Neal (8.3 km away, at bearing 301 degrees)
Greater Parent: Wedge Mountain (14.3 km away)

Location:   50.11667,-122.59389     50:07:00, -122:35:38   10U 529034 5551682 (15 km W of Lizzie Lake). (26 km E of Whistler). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.02   AreaCode: FM02/BF19
First Ascent: 1967 John Clarke
Gunsight from the South.
A distinctive rocky, double summit located west of Tenas Narrows at the southern end of Lillooet Lake.

Name Notes: This peak is called Gunsight Peak (and is called that in the Fairley and Culbert guidebooks) for the distinctive summit notch. It's source is believed to be the original settlers in the area. The new official name is now In-SHUCK-Ch. This is also the new name of the local native nation, which is composed of the Ska'tin (Skookumchuck), Semahquam and Xa'xtsa (Douglas) Bands, formerly members of the Stl'atl'imx Nation. The forest service road running down Lillooet Lake is also now known as the In-SHUCK-Ch Forest Service Road. NB the "u" in In-SHUCK-ch is pronounced like "book" rather than "duck"

The original native name of this peak - Nes'kato in older documents, In-SHUCK-ch in the preferred modern version - means "Split"; by tradition this peak was the only land not to be submerged during the Great Flood, which was survived by a man named Nta'nenkin, who took one child each from the other pre-deluge families into his large canoe, alternately male and female. When the waters subsided this canoe was beached on a mountain called Smimele, which is near Pemberton Meadows. (adapted from Mrs. Edwards Tales from Short Portage).

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Paper Maps
1:50000Stein to Joffre Trail Map Trail Ventures BC

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
15 Gunsight from Snowspider Doug Brown
9 In-SHUCK-ch Mountain from South Keith Freeman
8 Gunsight Peak from Overlord Mountain (telephoto) Lucas Earl
7 Gunsight Peak - West Face Mark Jenkins
5 Gunsight or In-SHUCK-ch Mountain from the Northeast Martin Ortmayr
4 Gunsight from the South. Jared Clark
4 Gunsight Peak - East Slopes Fred Touche
4 Gunsight Peak - East Face Fred Touche
3 Gunsight Dom ngo

Placename Photos
8 Labeled Panorama Northeast from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
7 Mount MacBeth and the disintegrating MacBeth Glacier Lucas Earl