Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

Get a chance to explore some of the beauty that is Buckhorn Wilderness! This is a 2-night backpack for B3 students to test out their new backpacking skills and gear on a multi-night trip. Priority will be given to B3 - Lindsey & Becca group.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 21.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

  • Dates: Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31
  • Meeting Time: 9:00 AM at Upper Big Quilcene Trailhead
  • Trailhead location: Upper Big Quilcene Trailhead
  • Trail Information: Trip ReportsWeather
  • Parking Pass: Northwest Forest or Americal the Beautiful Pass

This will be a moderate to strenuous 2-night backpack for B3 Students. 

Details for our trip and expected mileage:
Day 1 - 4.5 miles, 3000 ft gain (Mystery Camp) and 4 miles, 1600 ft gain (Optional trip up to Buckhorn)
We'll hit the trail by 9:30am. Once we hit Mystery Camp, we'll find a good place for everyone to set up. We'll refuel with some lunch and, for those interested in some extra mileage, head up to Buckhorn for some nice evening views. 
Day 2 - 2.5 miles, 580 ft gain (Boulder Camp) and 7.5 miles, 2900 ft gain (Optional trip to Home Lake & Constance Pass)
We'll get an early start with heat, pack up the gear and head up to Boulder Camp. It sounds like we should still have water access there but prepared to carry water a little way. We'll have plenty of day left to wander out to Constance Pass and cool off at Home Lake. 
Day 3 - Back down the mountain & home
Shuffle out of bed, pack up, and make the downhill trek to our cars. 

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
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials, plus overnight gear as specified by the trip leader

Trip Reports