I spend a lot of time driving. Too much time. As this past weekend rolled around, I decided to stick close to home for some local hiking. Saturday was a beautiful day and I headed to the Pilot Knob/Buck Mountain trailhead for one of my favorite mountains; Pilot Knob.
On this day, I broke trail in two feet of powder to reach the top; hard to believe it is not winter yet. My trail breaking effort was certainly worthwhile for the views I had.
I've reported on this hike before so I'll just give a pictorial essay...
|Rev at the first viewpoint|
|The Tongue Mountain Range|
|Near the top of Pilot Knob shoulder|
|This gives you an idea what the powder looked like|
|Long Island down below|
|I love this spot. I have a great fall photo from here|
|Buck Mountain in the distance|
Hike Distance: 4 miles
Hike Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Total Vertical Gain: ~1400'
|The route (click image to enlarge)|