Elevation: 6,410 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020
Buck Peak is sandwiched between ID-37 and Colson Canyon in the Deep Creek Mountains. It is most easily climbed via Sagehen Springs Road and its south ridge. There is a cell phone tower installation near, but not on, the summit. This area is a mix of private and public land so be careful. The south ridge is entirely on public land and is a fun scramble. USGS Roy
Sagehen Springs Road is located along ID-37 exactly 2.1 miles south of [signed] Kress-Hansen Road. Drive east on Sagehen Springs Road for 0.5 miles to a cattle guard crossing. Park alongside the road here (5,635 feet).
South Ridge, Class 2
From Sagehen Springs Road, follow the left/west side of a fence row on a cattle trail. When the fence ends at a rocky ridge section, scramble up a combination of embedded boulders, scree/gravel, scrub, and scattered junipers. This rocky section is rather easy. Stay to the right/east of a thicker juniper forest. Higher up, follow a use trail and climb over two gentle humps on the ridge. There is a cell phone tower on a lower hump that is left/west of the south ridge. The summit is a narrow, rocky ridge crest that includes a rock shelter and a small summit cairn.