Marmot Pass Hike, Trail #833.1

Marmot Pass - Courtesy of Wikipedia.com

Marmot Pass - Courtesy of Wikipedia.com

Be sure to plan enough time to experience all this trail offers. Hang out by double waterfalls, laze in fields strewn with wild flowers, savor the spectacular views from Marmot Pass, enjoy the intense quiet of deep wilderness. This trail connects to Upper Dungeness Trail #833 and also to Tubal Cain Trail #840 (which was a short-lived copper mine at the turn of the century), in the Olympic National Forest. Explore! Hike down the north face (you might need ice gear for safety in case of snow fields that have not yet melted, even in mid-summer), to the valley floor, and Camp Handy, an open shelter where this camper awoke to find some friendly creature had filled her shoes with dog food (we did not have a dog). For this alternate ending, you’ll be quite a distance from your car, so you’ll want to leave a second car at the end point.  The staging towns for this hike are Brinnon, Quilcene, Port Ludlow, and Port Hadlock.  Read more about the lodgings, B&Bs, and campsites in this region here. Check out fun things to do, camping, kayaking, boating, scuba diving, and more and EmeraldTowns.com For more information, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic/recarea/?recid=47793 For Trail conditions of the Marmot Pass hike, Trail #833.1, visit: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/big-quilcene-river See all "Top 5 Adventures on the Olympic Peninsula": 1. South Coast Wilderness Trail Hike 2. Hoh Glacier Meadows Hike 3. Hoh River Fishing Adventure 4. Lake Constance Trail 5. Marmot Pass Hike, Trail #833.1

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