Peak(s):  East Buffalo Peak  -  13,300 feet
West Buffalo Peak  -  13,326 feet
Date Posted:  10/22/2012
Modified:  10/23/2012
Date Climbed:   10/21/2012
Author:  CO Native
Additional Members:   KatieFinn, BobbyFinn, bergsteigen, wildlobo71, USAKeller
 Lynch Creek approach to the Buffalos   

After a last minute post to the forum to find someone with whom to go hiking I found myself with 5 great hikers on the Buffalo Peaks. We had a beautiful day and a great hike.

Full Trip Report Here

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Comments or Questions
Looks fun!
10/22/2012 23:06
The google earth view is sweet!

Nice one, Josh!
10/23/2012 01:15
Brings back fond memories... Looks like you had a great group and a nice day! Had no idea that West Buffalo also went by the name of Marmot Peak...

The Model Pose
10/23/2012 01:35
I love that Otina and Caroline are still using my ”model pose” for their summit shots.

Great Job as usual Josh
10/23/2012 02:54
Excellent trip report and photos. I like the aerial shot in the Forum you did on the elks too. That was wicked cool!

Geology of Buffalo Peaks...
10/23/2012 03:24
Ok, you got me to open one of my Geo books. The blocky rocks along the ridge that were so nifty, are made of Andesite (fine grained igneous rock composed mostly of feldspar). So the peaks are remnants of thick layers of andesite lava and volcanic ash.

Vicki - of course we still do the pose ;)

10/23/2012 04:11
...panorama from the summits. The Buffaloes have been on my radar as well for years and I wish I could've joined you guys. Thanks for the beta!

CO Native
Model pose
10/23/2012 14:12
I think Bill might have been striking the same pose on West Buffalo.

10/23/2012 16:29
Vicki - we learn from the best and I see now Bill is learning from us!

Josh - I'm so glad we were able to get out and finally chat! Great TR and photos - I love the yoga!

I feel like a broken record saying this, but it truly was an awesome day with an awesome group!

10/24/2012 03:18
It was nice to hang out with this great gang! Clearly, I need to study the pose...

Definitely on my list
10/24/2012 05:18
I love the Buffalo Peak wilderness. I have always wanted to do the approx 21 mile loop that begins at the Rick Creek TH to the Northeast of the peaks and makes a full circle of the peaks. A great opportunity if someone wants to do a weekend backpack/climb with some camps to enjoy the wilderness even more. Thanks for the writeup and pictures.

Fred Moore
Buffalo Peaks
10/25/2012 19:27
Caroline - excellent report, maps and photography as always! I've seen these peaks many times and always wanted to see these peaks up close.

12/14/2012 15:49
A group of us used the info from your report yesterday. It was very helpful, thanks. Beautiful area.

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