Trip Report: Buck Mountain
Nearing the top of Buck Mountain.Recently, I went on one of my scariest Teton adventures yet. My friend Brenden (my trusty guide up the Middle) and I decided to bag Buck Mountain. We started a little later, closer to 7 a.m. since the approach was, allegedly, shorter than others.
Immediately, we lost our way trying to find the climbers trail that branches off from the main Death Canyon trail. We were both convinced we would find the trail after the third footbridge. Turns out the trail is just before the third footbridge.
Nevertheless, we found the trail and got moving. From the beginning the trail was unforgiving, starting to climb immediately and only getting steeper. There were also a lot of downed trees and snags to navigate.
After a couple of miles, we emerged from the trees and started climbing a steep scree field at which point we lost the thread of the trail. We noodled around on the steep hillside for a bit and eventually made our way through a bo.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains