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Info: A few patches of snow on the peaks, but none on the route itself--full summer conditions. The road in is in excellent condition; a few spots require care, but most street-legal cars should be fine making the pass on FR-431. Views from the top are stunning, and wildlife abounds--I saw several elk, a trio of mountain goats, and a coyote! This hike certainly shattered my preconceived notions about the Mosquito Range!
Info: Hiked up West Buffalo Peak and East Buffalo Peak on 7/20. Looking for solitude and the path less travelled ? Go here. I didn‘t encounter anyone from beginning to end. You do, however, need some navigational skills as there are no real defined/marked trails. Great views, lots of wildflowers, about 3400 feet of climbing and 9 miles roundtrip. This trip report is spot on and helped with navigation. Having a GPS helped in locating my vehicle on the way out (lots of random old roads crisscross this area). No snow or mud. Take bug repellant. http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=9015
|2011-07-03||Route: Ascent from East Buffalo
Info: Dry from TH the summit of East Buffalo and over to West Buffalo. Descent from West buffalo had some narrow and avoidable snow fields crossing back over the NE side of West Buffalo, just above treeline.