Tagged this summit (well, this ridge-bump) along with Clingman's Dome and Mts. Collins and Love on a beautiful, sunny, 40-degree day in February. Despite the season, there were several other hikers at the tower on the Dome. Buckley, however, was completely empty. Ah, solitude...
Passed over Buckley on our way to Clingmans Dome on a misty day.
Took a side trip and did this. 1 mile addition to the day.
Fun ridgeline hike
Do not believe this is a distinct peak since the prominence is not big enough from Clingmans Dome. Did Collins, Love, Clingmans, Buckley trip among other combinations. Great view from bald area looking west and south.
On the way from Thunderhead to Clingmans Dome
I summited Mount Buckley, Clingmans Dome, and Mount Love all during the same hike. I enjoyed Mount Buckley, especially along the "Dome Bypass Trail", due to the lack of hikers (as compared to the hiking logjam at Clingmans Dome, for Memorial Day weekend).