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Ascent of Buck Mountain on 2012-08-18

Climber: Eli Wolfhagen

Others in Party:Vadim Gindin
Date:Saturday, August 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Buck Mountain
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1240 ft / 377 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Otter Hole Trailhead. Took the Hewitt-Butler Trail (blue blazes) to the Highland Trail/Otter Hole Trail (green blazes/teal diamonds) to the Wyanokie Crest Trail (yellow blazes) and up to the top of Buck Mountain. Continuing on the Wyanokie Crest Trail off Buck Mountain, came across two black bears running along the ridge 20 or so feet up the trail.

At the end of the trail, took a right on the Wyanokie Circular Trail (white circle with red dot). Then took another right on the Otter Hole Trail until it met back up with the Highland Trail and then back to the trailhead via the Hewitt-Butler Trail.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Elevation Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Hewitt-Butler to Otter Hole/Highland to Wyanokie C
    Trailhead:Otter Hole TH  840 ft / 256 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Wyanokie Crest to Wyanokie Circular to Otter Hole
    Trailhead:Otter Hole TH  840 ft / 256 m



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