Stars in the western sky trail overhead at Marmot Pass, elevation 6000'. Located in The Buckhorn Wilderness, a part of The Olympic National Forest, Marmot Pass is a well-known trail divide for hikers making their way through the Eastern Olympic Mountain range. The trail offers 5 routes, only 3 of them being represented by the wooden trail marker. The first choice, heading east, is the Big Quilcene trail; the most commonly taken approach to the pass. The second choice to the north is the Tubal Cain trail, which leads hikers to a former 1890's mine along with the crash site of a WWII bomber. The final choice is Boulder Shelter, which leads west and takes hikers down into the Dungeness Valley. The fourth and fifth trails, not listed on the trail marker, are the foot path heading South that leads up to Boulder Ridge and the trail heading South-South East down to the valley floor where the marmots play.
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