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Descending the long scree...
Descending the long scree slope S of the Buckhorn saddle to the Marmot Pass trail takes about 15 minutes, while the ascent takes 1-2 hours. While the lower 1/3 of the slope is sparsely vegetated, and the upper 1/3 has some outcrops of sharp, shattered shales, the central 1/3 is very loose gravel/sand scree. This is a view of the slope from the saddle (~1824m/6000') between the 2 summits of Buckhorn mountain, taken on June 9, 2002.


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hgrapidgreat photo


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Spread the word. These are the kind of photos we need on summitpost. It is informative and gets me interested in the climb. First rate.
Posted Jan 29, 2004 12:44 pm

Brian Jenkinsskipping?

Brian Jenkins

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Everyone except the dog looks like they are skipping down the mountain. Must've been a happy day or something.
Posted Jan 29, 2004 2:11 pm

Alex WoodGreat picture

Alex Wood

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You should have just firemen rolled down that whole thing, it would have cut the 15 minutes down to probably 6 minutes....jk..
Posted Sep 12, 2008 12:27 am

scottvGood dog


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She was trained *not* to skip.
Posted Jul 27, 2009 4:20 am

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scottvSubmitted by scottv
on Jun 11, 2002 11:03 am

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Lat/Lon: 47.82500°N / 123.12°W
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