Holy ishhhhhht! Today we experienced the worst wind gusts of all the hiking we’ve done so far. It was breezy leading up to Marmot Pass, then all of a sudden out of nowhere the wind started blowing like crazy. Of course, the entire time going up the ridge we were fighting a headwind, but thank god Buckhorn was the closest high point.
We found sanctuary behind some large boulders since it was even harder to stand still on the summit. After a quick lunch, we started heading down the ridge in more headwind. Once we got back on the pass everything died down as if someone had flipped the switch.
Wish I could have enjoyed the views more being that it’s one of the few times I’ve been to this side of the Sound.