CHS 1 Hike - Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

One of the great Olympic hikes in the Buckhorn Wilderness! The trail takes you through old growth forest along the pristine Big Quilcene River, then up out of the trees to to alpine meadows and views of snow-capped peaks to the south and sheer rock faces on the north. CHS 1 hike led at a pace of 1.5-2.0 mph.

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  • Strenuous/Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph




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

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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