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2013-06-28  Northeast Slope  The few remaining snow fields can be easily avoided. The basin below the power lines was pretty mucky - I wore gortex trail runners and was just fine. The ridge over to Loveland is also free of snow. mtgirl   2013-06-28  0  1    Edit Delete 
2012-06-14  Southeast Ridge  ~4.4 miles ~2,909 ft elevation gain Class 2 Buckskin Creek TH-easy to get to in my little Chevy Aveo No special gear, poles are nice though The trail is clear of all snow and the ridge between Loveland and Buckskin is easy to follow. Came down the Northeast Slopes and hiked on the Kite Lake road to the car. The most difficult part of this climb is just after crossing Buckskin Creek when looking to gain the East Ridge of Loveland Mountain. It was not .4 miles west up a grassy slope, but .4 miles of glorious bushwacking. I was fortunate to see a herd of at least 20 elk, and 5 deer on this short scenic hike. I also found myself in in the path of some HUGE spiders, like bigger than a quarter. They were black and white with some red near the underbelly. It has been pretty cool to look at the summit register and recognize people from this website and see what they have to comment. A person with the name B. Thom wrote, "I eat marmots", lol, but my favorite is from globreal, "God is good", I saw this on Hope also, hard to disagree. MntOwl   2012-06-14  0       
2011-08-02  Southeast Ridge  No snow to worry about. I came up over Loveland Mountain and parked on Kite Lake Road near the building at 11,400 feet. The creek is still running high and fast and I resorted to fording with socks off. Above the creek it is possible to follow an old jeep road up to about 11,800, then grassy slopes from there up to Loveland. If you‘re content just doing an out-and-back rather than a loop hike, the creek crossing issue can be avoided by starting closer to Kite Lake. TravelingMatt   2011-08-03  0       
2011-04-08  Northeast Slope  Had a camera issue so I am not sure if I will be able to write a tr yet but wanted you all to know; ascended east slopes of Loveland Mountain and then hiked to Mt. Buckskin and snowboarded the northeast slopes. Northeast slopes of Buckskin is rideable/skiable from the summit to the winter closure TH with a little billygoating around dry patches on the road. Road between winter TH and summer TH had a couple melted out spots but mostly still snowcovered and skinnable from winter TH. Democrat‘s south face coverage is great right now. Bross was pretty bare. No summit descent possible on Bross from Kite Lake. Cameron had a filled in line coming down to Kite Lake from near the summit and from what I could see of the top of Lincoln from Buckskin‘s summit, atleast the upper part of the Russian couloir is in. taylorzs   2011-04-09  0     Edit Delete 

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