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edlinsLumpy Gravy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2008

edlins

Snowshoed up std route, snowboarded down Silver Couloir from the summit. Condis not bad up top but got wetter and heavier all the way down. Huge debris field at bottom - pretty scary. Would have kicked butt in better snow. Tough uphill slog exit. 4:45 RT
Posted May 18, 2008 5:09 pm

Lips74Route Climbed: New Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Lips74

Climbed this on a rest day. Not long but tiresome through the rock field. Good knees and ankles a must have for this hike.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 1:06 am

mtnhiker13Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

mtnhiker13

Very nice hike! Fun scramble over to the Sacred Buffalo. Had seen this mountain so many times from the highway - it was finally nice to be on the summit.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 8:41 pm

joegrimShort and steep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007

joegrim

When I saw the length of this trail, I thought that it wouldn't be too hard despite the elevation gain; well it was a lot harder than I thought. I have done much longer hikes with a good eal more elevation gain, but nothing this steep for this long. It was the hardest 6 mile hike of my life! The weather was pretty good though, although it was cool (53) and breezy (32 mph) at the top. A great hike with awesome views! I never guessed that the Gore Range on the back side of the mountain was so impressive!
Posted Jul 11, 2007 5:52 pm

Steven Crossbuffalo Mountain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Steven Cross

Could not think of a better way to celebrate the 4th then climb a peak. Very impressive summit. Really enjoyed this steep hike. Would do again.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 6:52 pm

winterfaeBuffalo Mountain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

winterfae

Snow almost gone, great trainer for the season. Almost did the scramble but opted not to because I started later in the day. Great views, loved the bouldering, as usual enjoyed the company of a trio of mountain goats at the top.
Posted Jun 20, 2007 4:31 pm

chicagotransplantBuffalo-Sacred Buffalo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

chicagotransplant

Still a little snow in the trees just before treeline, left the trail early and cut up some talus. This was actually cairned, I guess its the official unofficial offseason route!

The scramble over to "Sacred Buffalo" is definitely the pay-off, the rest of the hike is pretty much just a talus walk.
Posted Jun 17, 2007 6:59 pm

BritetteBuffalo Mtn Trail Up, Silver Couloir Ski Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2006

Britette

Great ski. Not sure if I wandered over and actually bagged the summit.
Posted May 25, 2007 2:52 pm

lindasyhOn the old trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2003

lindasyh

This was supposed to be an "easy" day - a break from 14ers. A little harder than I expected but a good hike with a bit of cairn rebuilding at the top.
Posted Nov 20, 2006 9:29 pm

thephotohikerOn the Old Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2003

thephotohiker

High temperatures quickly drained our energy. Five hours and seven miles later, we were whipped!

But never fear, a lunch of huge juicy hamburgers, fries, and onion rings at the Dam Brewery in Silverthorne worked wonders.
Posted Nov 14, 2006 5:11 pm

Brian KaletEast Slopes (ascent), Silver Couloir (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2006

Brian Kalet

Skied from the summit!
Posted May 1, 2006 5:27 pm

CortezBushwhack up the left "mushroom stem" May 1999  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 1999

Cortez

Hiked this awesome hill with my friend from Alabama, Tim Allen in late Spring of 1999 on a simply gorgeous Summit County day. Great mountain with outstanding views. I could be mistaken, but I do not think the Buffalo Mountain Trail was finished when we attempted the ascent. Killer hike.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 8:59 pm

IainRoute Climbed: Buffalo Cabin Trail Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!
Went up the "old trail" and came down the new trail through the boulder field to the right of the old trail. Didn't make it over to scared buffalo this time. Going down was tougher than the hike up - but still a great hike.

Posted Jan 31, 2006 10:27 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: East Slopes - ski descent of north couloir Date Climbed: June, 2003  Sucess!

doumall

Nice ski, walked through an absolutely amazing avalanche debri field on the way out. Scary!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 3:35 pm

skiitswitchRoute Climbed: Buffalo Mountain Trail, down along Sacred Buffalo Cliffs Date Climbed: July 4, 2005  Sucess!

skiitswitch

Picked a gorgeous day to finally hit the top - I've been to treeline about 4 times in the snow, but due to avalanche conditions, this was my first summit trip. The route was steep, but well maintained through the boulderfields and the summit was spectacular. It was a serious class 3 scramble over to sacred buffalo, with a bit of class 4 downclimbing - completed gorgeous and nice to get away from the July 4 crowds. I had heard from several people of a trail down from Sacred Buffalo, but lost it early and bushwhacked the rest of the way down - seriously difficult, as I kept getting cliffed out. Great trip though.
Posted Jul 4, 2005 6:44 pm

cestuartRoute Climbed: Buffalo Cabin Trail Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!
The trail is very steep above Buffalo Cabin. It is well marked for a boulder trail. If you think you are there when you finish the boulders, think again. Even the less strenuous trail is a chore because you think you're almost there. Views from the summit are worth the trip. Not a climb I would do again but glad I did it once.
Posted Jul 4, 2005 9:17 am

miztflipRoute Climbed: Buffalo Mountain Trail up, Silver Coulior ski descent Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

miztflip

Hiked up the standard trail and skied from the summit down the Silver Coulior with a friend. The chute is narrow and steep but holds great conditions due to the northern exposure. Fun hike to a summit with awesome views.



Also climbed again on 9 September, 2005 by standard route.
Posted Sep 26, 2004 1:04 pm

cbuelowRoute Climbed: Buffalo Mountain Trail Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!

cbuelow

I sure wish the new trail had been constructed when I hiked this - it was a bit of a slog. Nonetheless, great views from the top and definitely worth the effort.
Posted Sep 21, 2004 6:22 pm

belexesRoute Climbed: Buffalo Mountain Trail Date Climbed: September 20, 2004  Sucess!

belexes

The weather wasn't very good for this hike: mostly cloudy, with some light rain and snow, and a lot of wind higher up. As a result, I saw only two other hikers on the trail. Fortunately, the sky cleared up at the summit. It's a good hike.
Posted Sep 20, 2004 5:31 pm

JonBradfordRoute Climbed: Buffalo Mountain Trail. Date Climbed: September 12, 2004  Sucess!

JonBradford

A nice easy hike. The scramble along the ridge is recommended. This would be a good mountain to take friends and family on. It is short, has a nice summit view, and an excellent trail. I climbed it after having wisdom teeth pulled and I didn't have any adverse affects. But I did feel a little loopy on top.

Jon
Posted Sep 15, 2004 10:37 pm

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