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Buckner Mountain (Mount Buckner)  Washington   #7947
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Washington Cascades

Height: 2778 m <- 9114 feet
Prominence?: 931 m above Park Creek Pass
Line Parent?: Goode Mountain (6.6 km away, at bearing 101 degrees)
Greater Parent: Bonanza Peak (30.1 km away)

Location:   48.49422,-120.99990     48:29:39, -121:00:00   10U 647764 5373165 (33 km E of Marblemount).   AreaCode: EM80/EJ99
First Ascent: Thursday August 01, 1901 Lewis Ryan
Buckner, Boston and Forbidden from Ruby
This peak is #16 on the Height List for Washington . This peak is #50 in Prominence List for Washington .A rugged mountain on the southeast end of the Boston Glacier and the highpoint of Skagit County. Buckner is one of only a handful of non-volcanic summits in the North Cascades above 9000 ft. The standard summit route is the southwest slopes. Most of the route is across talus, with a final Class 3 scramble.

Ripsaw Ridge is the spine heading west towards Boston Peak and Sahale Mountain. Only one of its summits has been charted; there are higher parts of this ridge back east towards Buckner and Horseshoe.

Name Notes: From SummitPost: The peak is named after Henry Freeland Buckner, an early pioneer in the area. Henry Buckner traveled up Lake Chelan to the small settlement of Stehekin in 1898, and then began mining in Horseshoe Basin (further up the Stehekin River, on Buckner Mountain's southwest side) shortly afterwards. Buckner soon became the manager of a major mine located in Horseshoe Basin. The peak that would later become known as Buckner Mountain was first summited during this same time period, by Lewis Ryan on August 1, 1901. By 1905, Henry Buckner also was responsible for having a telephone line added to the basin. In 1910, a local settler named Lydia George, who had worked for Buckner as a telephone operator stationed between Stehekin and Horseshoe Basin and then later also his occasional cook, hired Buckner to build her a small inn. This would become Rainbow Lodge, a six-room house that became popular and famous with miners, tourists, explorers, and tourists coming to the area. Henry Buckner died in late 1910, and the highest mountain looming over his beloved Horseshoe Basin was named in honor of his importance to the area's development and exploration.

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13 Buckner, Boston and Forbidden from Ruby Simon Chesterton