Forest Road Hike South of Silver Star Mt.

Hike Distance: 7.6 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 840.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 1034 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 102411 feet

Today I hiked solo as my wife was visiting one of our sons.  I stayed close to home and decided on a simple forest road hike.  The hike is in Clark County and located south of Silver Star Mt.

This was a new area for me but there’s not much to say about the area.  I pretty much stayed under the canopy for the first 3/4 of the hike.  The last 1/4 of the hike had views of the southern Washington Cascades.  I also got a nice creek view, although the surrounding vegetation around the creek blocked much of the view.

The significant happening during the hike was hearing what I thought was a pack of Coyotes (or something else) howling?  It actually freaked me out a bit, and at first I wanted to believe they were dogs, but there are no homes around here.  Not feeling very safe, I ended up turning around and hiking in a different direction.  I never heard them again, and saw no animals that would have produced this sound.  I did see a deer later in the hike, but that was a pleasure to observe!

A nice day that started out cool and cloudy, and ended up sunny and warm.