Buissons Peak

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Bushes. That's the theme for Buissons Peak.

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Julie and I hiked Trail 504 with Sam a couple of weeks ago to scope out this peak. At times, you can't see a thing from the trail because it is positively overwhelmed by brush.

So this picture is taken a bit farther away. The summit is just to the left of what appears to be the main peak (not).

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This day, I hiked up the trail until I found a spot that seemed like it might lead to better hiking. Overly optimistic?

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But there was better hiking. You just had to earn it.

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And there was no promise that it was going to last.

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Aha! Possible summit sighting.

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If you are determined enough, and willing to do some bushwhacking, you can eventually get to the summit. And you will find some cool views there.

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Looking down French Creek to the Salmon River canyon.

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French Creek Lakes (as noted on the map). I think worth a visit on their own merit. Trailhead
Bench mark. "Squaw"? Trailhead
Payette Lake. Trailhead

"Buissons" is French for 'bushes'. If you are French impaired, say "Bwee- sohn" (but with just a hint of the 'n').

This was taken while trying to find the trail on my return to the truck. Yes, this is my 'trail'. I think you'd agree that Buissons is a very descriptive name, and well earned.

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It's possible that the better route would be a ridge traverse from Cougar Creek. Let me know if you make that happen.

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