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PeakbugBuffalo Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Peakbug

Perfect day with rkymtn. Amazing weather, tons of wildlife and great views.
Posted Sep 1, 2014 8:00 pm

rkymtnBuffalo Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

rkymtn

This was a spectacular hike with Peakbug. The views from the summit were great, but the wildlife was the key factor making this an exceptional day. We encountered a herd of seven goats on the summit ridge - four adults and three kids. Additionally there was a marmot, pika, and a ptarmigan hen with chicks. We even saw three bighorn sheep on the drive in.
Posted Aug 12, 2014 1:18 pm

BradBartickBuffalo and Sacred Buffalo before the rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2014

BradBartick

With Michelle. Fun race across ridge to Sacred a Buffalo under darkening skies.
Posted Aug 10, 2014 5:16 pm

shanahan96silver-less  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2014

shanahan96

went for the silver couloir, but discovered too late that the pre-broken trench didn't head that way....bummer! salvaged the day with a fine climb up the south slopes.

good to get up high again!

jamie
Posted May 11, 2014 4:24 pm

chicagotransplantBuffalo Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

chicagotransplant

Second time up, 8/11/13, great views of the surrounding mountains and the Dillon Reservoir area. 4 mountain goats on the summit, including a baby!

Third ascent, 5/10/14, skinned up and skied back down the east face in spring powder. Was hoping for the Silver, but after 9 others dropped in ahead, I am happy with a powder descent of the east face rather than "sloppy seconds", or is it "tenths"?
Posted Aug 11, 2013 3:38 pm

mrs. hotovenone of my favorites  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

mrs. hotoven

One of my favorite hikes/bushwhacks. Hiked with hotoven
Posted Jul 4, 2013 10:52 pm

HotovenFun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

Hotoven

Hiked with the wife. Tons of snow hiding the trail forced a bush-whack to timer-line. Then long snow slog to the summit. Fun slide down. Marked a tree with a bright shirt so we could find our bush-whack route again on the way down. Met others on the trail, all turned around except us after the trail was absorbed by snow. Perfect summit day, a few clouds, but great views of the snow covered peaks.
Posted May 25, 2013 10:20 pm

Scrambling ManGreat Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2012

Scrambling Man

Makes for a nice hike close to town. I had great views on a clear day.
Posted Nov 25, 2012 12:24 pm

birdheadTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

birdhead

Hiked up on the trail and then scrambled over to Sacred Buffalo. Fun peak with good views.
Posted Aug 19, 2012 10:15 pm

theREALCarpeDMStandard w/Sacred Buffalo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

theREALCarpeDM

Went with my coworker - his first peak in 40 years! He did great! Nice mountain. Well cairned trail through the talus. The traverse to Sacred is cool. My first Gore peak - I know, I know.
Posted Aug 14, 2012 1:37 am

SenadRFishing vs Hiking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

SenadR

Blue River is not good fishing destination this summer, but Buffalo Mt is great hiking alternative, late start around 10 am, able to beat bad weather. Nice solo hike!
Posted Jul 28, 2012 7:41 pm

alpine345E Cirque  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

alpine345

Started from the lily pad TH and went up the E cirque to summit...just me and the goats...then down buffalo cabin trail to the car. nice 4th and 3.12 dirt on the way up...
Posted May 17, 2012 3:23 pm

mansfieoBuffalo in Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2012

mansfieo

Hardest Part was the semi-covered talus/boulder field just out of the trees. Bad snow year really messes things up...
Posted Apr 27, 2012 12:26 pm

EndlessPatEarly Winter Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2011

EndlessPat

Couldn't find the trail under all that snow, but fortunately it's a pretty straight forward climb.
Posted Oct 9, 2011 8:34 pm

KruckWith Texans in Storm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2011

Kruck

Strangely, enjoyed this hike with two vacationing Texans. Nicest Dallas boys I've ever met. Was raining down in valley when we were up high. Storms that night and the next morning. Maybe not the best idea to climb, but no thunder until we got down.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 1:21 pm

MattKWith Deming and Eccles  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2010

MattK

Climbed from Meadow Creek Trail to Deming, then over to Eccles and then up Buffalo. Down Buffalo and circled back to the trailhead via Lily Pad Lake trail. No pup this trip :(
Posted Dec 23, 2010 12:22 pm

dclimb14meWonderful  Sucess!

dclimb14me

On top for the 5th time, always great. Mtn goats there to greet us. Fantastic day.
Posted May 13, 2010 12:29 am

Foxy Long BottomsBuffalo Mtn to Sacred Buffalo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

Foxy Long Bottoms

Snow on the ridge and the crux made it spicey enough to keep me on my toes. The ridge is neat. The blue paint arrows were annoying to see in the wilderness.
Posted Oct 5, 2009 10:34 am

colinpencegreat views of Dillon and Silverthorne  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

colinpence

Since I climbed with Aaron Johnson, I can't improve on his descriptions, only agree with them. Fun scrambling, as you can see from the pictures he attached.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 7:19 pm

DharmaBum1984Full Moon Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

DharmaBum1984

Hiked from Buffalo Cabin. Unplanned last minute ascent, sketchy partners, off route most of the way, in the dark. Much easier after the moon came up. Spent a long, long time on the summit. Must ski the Silver next year.
Posted Aug 16, 2009 12:20 am

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