12.47 miles of hiking • 4500' elevation gain •

Began hike at the Upper Big Quilcene River TH. Quite a bit of snow remains above Camp Mystery but no traction devices needed. From the pass hiked up to Buckhorn Mtns. false summit which is at 6840’.


Sarah Johnson
May 28, 2019

Oh yes, I remember the last time I backpacked Marmot Pass. My boyfriend and I had made camp up high, not near any water. As we settled in for the night, ready to go to bed, my dog decided to find a pile of human poo than had not been buried, and roll in it. Not wanting to leave her outside by herself, I used the last of my water to wash her off the best I could. We had to hike to water the next morning. Fun times.