Silver Lake – August 3, 2011
By John Woolley
Near the very end of FS Road 2870 at the crossing of Silver Creek is the way trail to Silver Lake. The trail is not an easy one, and has long been the shortcut route to Silver Lake for Sequim folk. The long drive up the Dungeness will eventually be shortened by 1.5 miles as the last part of the road is planned for decommission. The hike will then start near the current Tubal Cane parking lot.
The 2870 road crosses Silver Creek about .5 miles before it ends in a recovering clear cut from the sixties.
When we arrive mid-day Wednesday, there are 5 vehicles were at the trailhead. Nancy and I immediately meet the owner of Sequim’s two big bookends motels and his friend who are waiting for a ride after backpacking for an overnight at Silver Lake, starting from the Sink Hole Trail on the east side of Mt. Townsend. Nancy and I mentioned we were checking on recreational use, including evidence of dog use.