Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Buffalo Peak Attempt

3.5 miles
2,350 vertical
5.5 hours

Attempted Buffalo Peak in Lost Creek Wilderness. The going up the ridge from Stoney Pass was amazingly tedious, lots of nasty deadfall, steep. Then around 10,000 feet, we started to encounter lots of snow that would sometimes support our weight, but usually collapse like a trap door. Lots of balancing along rotten logs to avoid snow, clamboring up and over rocks, under over trees. We got to within a mile of the summit and the snow just got progressively worse. Had to turn, as there was no way we could summit and make it back in time for holiday festivities. Not to mention it really sucks wallowing in this type of snow, especially on Memorial Day weekend when all I wanted was dry trails.