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FletchWith Golden Boy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2013

Fletch

great "lick my wounds" day out...
Posted Jun 16, 2013 4:07 pm

Bob BurdBushwhack from the east  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

Bob Burd

Tough bushwhack up from the southeast. Trail might have been a better idea, but not nearly so much fun. Trip Report.
Posted Sep 20, 2012 6:50 pm

Vic HansonAnother PCT County HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Vic Hanson

A nice day hike from Wahtum Lake Campground via the PCT, 20 miles, 6 hours RT.
Posted Sep 11, 2012 3:06 am

Ted EliasonFun diversion on the Gorge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 1995

Ted Eliason

Group hike
Posted Oct 12, 2011 2:09 pm

e-docno view or fireworks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

e-doc

Flying out to Oregon 2 days before my climb of Mt Hood left me with a day to explore. I thought a hike out to Buck Peak would be a nice way to spend a day.I summitted via Lost lake and the Huckleberry trail. Great hike but drizzled all day so no views. I was able to pick out the peak from the Sunshine route on Mt Hood 2 days later.
Posted Oct 12, 2010 11:32 pm

Brian JenkinsThird time is a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Brian Jenkins

Via PCT/Lolo Pass TH

Tried this last year in June, 2009 with my dog and friend and we were swarmed by mosquitos from start to where we stopped. I forgot the DEET and wore my convertible pant legs on my arms. Made it in about 2-3 miles before conceding to the bugs and turning tail and running back to the car.

Tried again around July 11, 2010 with Luna but there was still a ton of snow and we lost the trail where it starts switchbacking up near Preacher's Peak. Ran over and tagged Devil's Pulpit and then headed home.

Finally, went back 8/1/10 with Luna and there was no snow to be found. (Surprised me as there were still many feet of it 4 weeks earlier, fast melt-out.) Gorgeous day with just a small amount of bugs. Ran into some people riding horses on the trail. Out and back in about 6 hours, including a rest on the summit. Nice trail, I love the area past the cliffs and rock slide but before the switchbacks-nice rhodie forest and pine needles underneath.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 1:07 pm

BSPclimberFrom Lost Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

BSPclimber

Started from my campsite on bike. Rode about 2 miles to the trailhead then hike a biked and rode the 2 miles to the PCT, where I left my bike. Hiked up the PCT in increasingly bad weather. Found the summit trail, which was VERY overgrown but easy to follow with a few large downed trees to climb over. Was very wet, I was soaked by the time I made it back down to the PCT. Back down the PCT to my bike for the ride down to the lake, which was fun but cold on the hands. 2:20 up, 1:40 down. Temp in the low 40's and rain on and off. One good thing was the mosquitos that hiway99 mentions were here last week were all gone. Would have been nice to have had a view though.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 12:05 pm

hiway99wVia Lolo Pass-PCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

hiway99w

A nice sunny day for a hike (for a change) with temperatures in the mid-seventies. Abundant, aggressive mosquitoes along much of the trail (much worse on the return trip--it was literally impossible to stop along the trail without getting swarmed). The short summit trail was overgrown but not difficult to follow. The view of Mt. Hood from the summit (and along the trail) was worth the effort. Buck Peak itself was relatively mosquito-free. Saw five Cascade snow peaks: Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, Hood, and Jefferson.
Posted Aug 24, 2008 12:46 am

DundeelHuckleberry Mountain route, take two.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Dundeel

Huckleberry trail is now clear of snow to the PCT. Still several big blowdowns to go over or around. The snow is rapidly dissappearing from the PCT.
One dangerous stretch will take another week or two for the trail to melt out. About a mile south of Buck Peak, the USGS shows the trail traversing the southwest side of the crest. The trail has been relocated to stay east of the county line (and out of the Bull Run Watershed). This reroute crosses some steep, north facing, snow covered slopes. I was glad to have an ice axe.
Posted Jun 13, 2006 3:56 am

DundeelHuckleberry Mountain route
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Dundeel

Tried the Huckleberry Mountain approach from Lost Lake. Raining steadily, freezing level 5000 ft or lower. Trail disappeared under snow at 3900 feet. Deep snow on PCT portion. Half a dozen big blowdowns to go over and around on the Huckleberry portion. Made it to the saddle north of Preachers Pulpit before deciding the last 2 - 3 miles would have to be another day.
Posted Jun 1, 2006 4:09 am

Don NelsenRoute Climbed: Spur trail from the PCT Date Climbed: June 25th, 1995  Sucess!

Don Nelsen

On a trail run from Lolo Pass with my brother Dave and saw the climber's trail and just had to go see what was up there.
Posted Feb 24, 2005 12:23 am

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Lolo Pass via PCT Date Climbed: 12 October 2003  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

I had the pleasure of this long walk on a rainy day in October 2003. I car camped the night before at Lolo Pass and it really was a dark and stormy night. It took me 6 hours round trip. No views, just rain, puddles, and wet. I look forward to goinng back on a sunny day to enjoy the views.
Posted Jan 27, 2005 7:00 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: PCT from the north starting at Indian Springs campground Date Climbed: June 10, 2003  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

On Thanksgiving Day 2002 I had scouted the area south of Wahtum Lake in the Indian Mountain area and finally discovered the Indian Springs campground, which seemed like the perfect place to head south for Buck Peak. So the next spring I headed straight for that spot, and hiked the 11.5 mile RT to Buck Peak. It was mostly a downgrade at first, so all that elevation had to be regained on the return hike. The only bummer was the clouds that kept me from seeing Mt. Hood, but I had seen it wonderfully on the scouting trip in November. The area provides fantastic vistas of the north and west sides of Hood.
Posted Jan 15, 2005 3:37 pm

cmc56789Route Climbed: Lolo pass - PCT Date Climbed: October 31, 2004  Sucess!

cmc56789

Hiked from Lolo pass in about 4 inches of fresh snow. It snowed the whole time, until I was almost back to my truck, then showed an excellent view of Hood. A pretty nice easy hike in winter wonderland.
Posted Jan 15, 2005 3:22 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: Zig Zag Pass PCT Date Climbed: July 19- 2003  Sucess!

Dean

On a very hot summer day, my son in law Andrew and his brother Jeff and I made the 15 mile round trip to nab Buck Peak. I had the pleasure of meeting another county highpointer at the trailhead, Roxanne of Trapper and Roxanne fame. (famous in the county highpointer circle). The mosquitoes made the hike nastier than it should have been and yet, the trip was a nice hike overall. Buck Peak is found on a little way trail, off of the main PCT.
Posted Jan 15, 2005 10:32 am

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