Tubal Cain Mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass


Backpack - Tubal Cain Mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass

Olympic mountains exploration. Weather permitting, we will camp near Buckhorn pass and enjoy the sunset/sunrise show.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Trailhead at 0900

If the weather permits we will camp at/near Buckhorn Pass, which will require carrying water up from Copper Creek about 1.5 miles below the pass. Possible side trips include the Tubal Cain mine, Buckhorn Lake, Marmot Pass and Copper Pass ridge.  Ferry ride involved, or driving around through Tacoma via 16 and 3.

This is a Phase 2 trip. Mask and/or face covering required. No gear sharing. No carpooling.


Tubal Cain Mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass

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    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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