20.81 miles of hiking • 5000' elevation gain • 1 night

When hiking up Buckhorn Pass/Peak I have been intrigued by a rock formation to the N/E of Buckhorn located on a high ridge. Doing a little research I was able to determine that while the formation has no official name it was called by area miners as " The Castle". We entered at the Tubal Cain Mine TH and made camp just below Buckhorn Pass. Picture perfect evening. Next morning followed various climber and game trails to the saddle of the rock formation known as "The Castle" From there it was a non technical easy climb to the top. Great views of Puget Sound, B.C., Mt. Baker, Glacier Peak and the Olympic Interior from the approx. 6500' summit


Roman and nuizontann heart this trip.