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Buckskin Mtn /Sept. 2020 Idaho

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From Pocatello ID, take I-15 South 25 miles until you see the McCammon/Lava Hot Springs exit on St. Hwy 30.  Head east on Hwy 30 past Lava Hot Springs and continue over Fish Creek Pass towards Soda Springs ID. At the bottom of the pass you will see Lund Rd.  crossing Hwy 30, go right on Lund and head South for approx. 1/2 a mile . You will come to a T in the road. Turn left and head East on Lund Rd. You will come to Central Rd. Do not take it...the pavement turns to a oil rd going South, go South on this for about 3 miles.  You will be at the base of Buckskin throughout most of the way to the TH.  Watch on your right and look for a log house with outbuildings. This farm is owned by Lamont  Gibson who allows foot/horsback access to the top of Buckskin. Park at 42.62073 -111.85518 about a 1/2 block from the owners house.  I always check in with Mr Gibson before and after I hike to / from Buckskin. Cross the canal using the bridge and follow the fenceline all the way to the ridge on top.   The tower has only one repeater on it and you cannot miss it on your right.  

The first part of the bushwhack is the hardest and steepest, treking poles are nice, also make sure you have plenty of water if the weather is hot.  Once you hit the ridge the hike gets easier.  This is about a 6 mile round trip hike.  Enjoy !! 

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