Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

Trip

Winter Scramble - Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

With higher snow levels let's see if we can make it to Marmot Pass and beyond. Overnight trip that may move to Sun and Mon to find the best weather window. Avalanche Class and Avy Gear Required.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,400 ft

Quilcene Ranger Station 7:30am to caravan to TH . High clearance vehicles recommended. 

See Required Equipment, Read all the leader notes. It is 5 miles with 3700 ft of elevation gain from the upper TH to camp.  If we end up with a lower road start, be prepared for additional mileage and gain. The goal is camping in snow East of Marmot Pass. Summiting Buckhorn and or Point 6294 as conditions permit. Adverse conditions such as High winds, significant precip may cancel trip with no alternate destination offered. If the forecast has better weather we will move the trip to Sun. and Mon.

We will be following Mountaineers' covid -19 protocol.  Bring hand sanitizer and a cloth face mask.  Mask must be worn when within 6' of others. If the group is sharing a stove and water purification to save weight we will require additional diligence to keep us all safe. Individual tenting unless with someone in your own Covid bubble. 

  

Route/Place

Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain



  • Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness

    Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Snow shoes w/ aggressive teeth
  • Winter Overnight camping gear
  • Avy beacon, Shovel and probe
  • Micro spikes optional

Check with leader for any additional group gear or required equipment specific to trip location

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