Ascent of Buffalo Mountain-East Slope on 2012-07-08

Climber: Ed Wandall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Buffalo Mountain-East Slope
    Elevation:2160 ft / 658 m

Ascent Trip Report

I headed from the west on Stony Run Road. Once you see a stone spring house on the left, slow down and look for the Kessler Trail sign. Park on the right as far off the road as you can (or park near the spring). I followed the Kessler Trail into the woods and boy, with 96 degree heat and bugs that 300’ elevation gain in about a quarter of a mile really hurt. So much so that when I crested, I flew along the trial, passing the crest and the highpoint. After I started dropping off the north side of the ridge, I backtracked, lobdelized around the Highpoint, and bagged Buffalo Mountain for good measure. My “I will be back in 10 minutes” to my patient wife became closer to 40 minutes, so a peace offering was in order. We headed down to Rt 45 and to the small town of Hartleton for ice cream at Chilly Willy's...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:353 ft / 107 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Trailhead:1807 ft / 550 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes

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