Marmot Pass

Damon Edwards

The Dance - Clouds forming along the Dungeness River valley rise into the tress below Marmot Pass in the Buckhorn Wilderness

The Dance - Clouds forming along the Dungeness River valley rise into the tress below Marmot Pass in the Buckhorn Wilderness

What’s the pace of a 2 year old hiking up to Marmot Pass? 56 butterflies, 149 decimated ants, 62 rocks, 114 flowers and 2 chipmunks per hour. Haha! Here’s a summary of the hike up to Marmot Pass with Conley:

  • Zero dark thirty wake up – check
  • 65 pound pack – check
  • 18+ miles round trip in 90 degree heat – check
  • 3405′ of elevation gain – check
  • Met aggressive dog on trail – check
  • Had photo with Conley taken by 2 cute girls – check
  • Cute puppy ate Conley’s cheese – check
  • We ate snow – check
  • Hawk flew over us about 4 feet from our heads – check
  • TONS of wildflowers (Conley picked some for Lila Edwards) – check

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