CHS 1 Hike - Tubal Cain Mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Tubal Cain Mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass

We'll start at the Tubal Cain trailhead and hike past Buckhorn Mountain to Marmot Pass and out to the Quilcene trailhead, stopping midway to enjoy lunch and exchange keys with a CHS 2 group coming from the other direction. Author Craig Romano states that if you can only do one Olympics hike in your lifetime, the hike over Marmot Pass is the one to do! CHS 1 hike led at a pace of 1.5-2.0 mph.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph




Tubal Cain Mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass

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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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