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A Guide to Hiking Buck Mountain

Author's Note

When I was researching this article, I came across several ski and snowboard-related communities where people had posted photos and information about skiing Buck Mountain. I first went skiing with my church youth group when I was 14. That first trip, I had a blast cruising down the bunny slope. When we returned the following winter, I decided I was an accomplished enough skier to handle the intermediate slopes. As if! I spent the better part of a day tumbling head over heels down the mild slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. That was the end of my skiing career.

I can't even imagine skiing Buck Mountain! Plenty of adventurers seem to do it, however. If you try it (or even if you just visit Buck Mountain), be sure to leave us a comment and tell us about your experience.

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