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Old 02-08-2011, 06:20 PM   #8
runswithscissors
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Buck Mt. 2.06.11

I snowshoed Buck Mt. on Sunday, Feb. 6.

Although the parking area was not plowed, parking on the shoulder of Pilot Knob Road didn't seem to be a problem.

The snow conditions were plentiful and excellent albeit a little sluggish in the first mile due to mild temperatures. I had most of the hike and all of the summit to myself.

Buck's terrain is varied and actually quite scenic (especially in winter) which makes the trip interesting and engaging. There is enough vertical to make the 2334' summit feel higher than it is and the views from the rocky top are terrific providing ample reward for the effort.

The RT distance is reported to be 6.2 miles and the elevation gain is 2000'. However the main trail has been rerouted a bit and that might slightly decrease the distance.

My RT time was 4:10.
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