Trip Report    

Buell & Barrier Peaks

Scrambled the two peaks from the saddle.

  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
  • Buell & Barrier Peaks
  • Scrambling
  • Successful
  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • A few patches of snow remain on the ridge from Buell to Barrier but nothing with any runout.

Hiked the Owyhigh Lakes trail from Highway 123 through the switchbacks to a point roughly fall line below the saddle between Buell and Barrier.  Headed straight uphill traversing occasionally to avoid rock or downed trees.

Went to Buell first and then Barrier, trying to walk on leftover snow or follow game trails to spare the meadows.  Flowers were just starting to come up.  The day was misty, and there was zero view from both summits.


Reversed the track to descend and headed for the car.

Strava track.