Ascent of Buckhorn Mountain on 2015-09-05
|Date:||Saturday, September 5, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6988 ft / 2129 m|
Ascent Trip Reportto get up the lower portion of the false summit, we went up the west ridge, as we missed the boot path to the right of the trail going north from Marmot Pass. Although there is a lot of scree-sized rock on this route, it was actually pretty stable (perhaps because of the soil and texture of the rock).
Dense fog at the false summit. We did get views from the false summit to the west and north west. Too much fog from south to east to north. Fog only allowed us to see perhaps 50m across the wide shoulder between false summit and the summit. Easy scramble up to the summit after crossing the shoulder. There was a confused (because of the fog) lone hiker trying to come off the summit; he had nearly gone down either the north or west face of the summit, which get steep, but we directed him to the south back towards the false summit.
On the way down we took the more traveled boot path on the SW side.
This is a really nice alpine-y objective from either the Big Quilcene trailhead if you want a bit more than Marmot Pass, or from one of the camps below either side of the pass.
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| Route Conditions:||Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Route:||west ridge|
| Route:||SW boot path to Marmot pass|
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