22.2 miles of hiking • 7000' elevation gain • 2 nights

Entered via the Tubal Cain Mine TH and made base camp approximately a mile and a half past Buckhorn Lake. First day was a cloudy fog fest which limited any views. Woke up the next day to blue skies and summited Buckhorn but not before the fog began rolling in.....RATS! From there descended to Marmot Pass and then down to Camp Mystery to resupply our water... then back to base camp for a short nap and to see if the fog would lift after dinner. Which it did, HURRAY! For our dessert we then climbed the ridge to the Castle Rock Formation, watching the sunset while the fog swirled within the valley below.


nuizontann and Sarah Johnson heart this trip.