After crossing the Pequannock River I decided to climb this mountain from the west. After only a few minutes of climbing I had some excellent views to the west towards the Charlotteburg Reservoir, Copperas Mountain, and Kanouse Mountain. The gap between Copperas and Kanouse was a mini-Delaware Water Gap that I loved seeing.

After coming to one or two false summits I saw the true summit with the pitch pines that Eric praised. I climbed the true summit from the steepest and maybe thickest side and was pretty relieved to see the cairn.

Overall an excellent mountain. It's the kind of obscure, yet highly scenic, 1Ker that makes peakbagging in NJ worth it.

Note: wish I had had a camera.


Summit Buck Mountain (Kinnelon)
Climber Jeff Bennett
Ascent date 02/03/2010
Successful Yes