East Buffalo Peak  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: Buffalo Peaks from the North
Posted On: 2020-09-26, By: angry
Info: Dry to summit. 
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Route: Buffalo Peaks from the North
Posted On: 2020-09-04, By: scrambling
Info: The forest road from U.S. 285 to the trailhead is in great shape (for a forest road). There are a few rough spots here and there, but a two-wheel-drive sedan should have no problem making it up there. It's a combo campsite/trailhead so it's not exactly clear (to me at least) where you should or should not park, but there is plenty of relatively-level space to park. The "road" (first 3 and last 3 miles of the hike) is in fine shape and well-marked. There are several downed trees that are fairly easy to walk around/over. Everything else is just as described in the route description and is, as of 9-2-20, clear and dry. 
 
Route: Buffalo Peaks from the North
Posted On: 2018-06-18, By: SolarAlex
Info: dry. Ridge to west peak is also dry. On the downhill from the west peak, stay high in the valley and follow the openings/game trails to the road. Once you're back on the road, there are a few cairns/wood arrows at junctions that show the way. 
 
Route: modified Buffalo Peaks from the north
Posted On: 2018-06-16, By: majtytom
Info: no snow, full of blossoming flowers, summer conditions. Important note: FS431 (Buffalo Peaks Rd) is gated from JAN01-JUN10/15 maybe a mile from HW285. I found it hard way 2 weeks ago, but today it was open and I could finally hike these 13ers. 
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Route: Buffalo Peaks from the North
Posted On: 2017-09-13, By: JasonKline
Info: Snow free. 
 
Route: Buffalo Peaks from the North
Posted On: 2017-06-20, By: cardgenius
Info: Some snow on the ridge proper after the big and loose rock outcropping but it's missable if you wait to gain the ridge. The connecting ridge to West Buffalo is dry accept for one large patch down by the saddle. Easily avoidable though. Only one on either mountain all day! 
 
Route: Buffalo Peaks from the North
Posted On: 2016-07-09, By: CreekRunner
Info: The approach trail is completely dry. Once on the meadow approaching the saddle of E. Buffalo and 12,644 there is some mud from runoff water, but it is easily avoidable. Whenever descending W Buffalo to return to the meadow, there is some snow lingering in a couple gullies, but the snow is soft enough to kick sidehill steps in. Also, there is no summit register paper or lid anymore on E. Buffalo; All I found was a PVC tube inudated with water. 
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Route: East slopes
Posted On: 2015-06-21, By: EatinHardtack
Info: The Buffalo Peaks look to be drying out very fast. Not much snow is still present on the peaks themselves. I cannot confirm what it‘s like in the trees with regards to snow cover. But everything above timberline is losing snow fast, only another week or so before they are bare of snow. 
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Route: East slopes
Posted On: 2013-08-12, By: jeremy27
Info: Did the loop (E to W) yesterday and found an awesome game/cattle trail which got us west to east through the valley pretty efficiently and with a little cairned bushwacking from there we met up with the western logging road easily. Probably as efficient as it gets on this route. PM me for a gpx if you are interested. Good luck. 
 
Route: Log Road then ascent to NE ridge
Posted On: 2011-07-04, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: Dry the entire way to the summit 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. 

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