From left, Molly Newton, 8, of Quincy joins her friend Violet Moore, 9, of Chico on one of the steep slopes at Bucks Summit. A younger boy got caught up in a tree and Violet immediately climbed up to help him out of it and then down the slope. Dec. 2 was Violet’s last day of unexpected freedom because Chico schools opened Dec. 3 after being closed because of the Camp Fire. It’s a scenic way to Bucks Lake, but traditional vehicles probably won’t make it very far. The road isn’t plowed beyond Bucks Summit and it takes all-wheel drive, a snowmobile or even a Jeep with traction rollers to make it over the snow. Noah Brown, 5, is having a blast at Bucks Summit. He was waiting for his parents to get the snowmobiles ready to go, but he had fun sliding and sometimes rolling down a small slope. A view from the summit of Bucks never grows old. Dec. 2 was an exceptionally nice late fall day. The skies were blue, the clouds fluffy and the snow just deep enough to make sledding, snowmobiling or cross country skiing a lot of fun.