Silver Creek Road, Colville, WA, United States
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Meet at the TH at 9am for a hike to eastern Washington's second highest summit via the longer and less frequently hiked North Fork Silver Creek Trail. This trail is spectacular in the fall, with views of golden larch on the surrounding hillsides and with a portion of the trail passing through an aspen grove. See my OTM write-up for an idea of what to expect on an October visit: At 14 miles round-trip and significant elevation gain, this should be considered a difficult hike for experienced hikers who are able to maintain a 2.5-3 mph pace. If the weather is good, we can go slower & take lots of pictures! But if the weather is poor, I plan to keep a steady pace to the top with few breaks. North Fork Silver Creek TH doubles as a free Forest Service campground, and given enough interest there's an option to spend the night and hike nearby Sherlock Peak on Monday before returning to Spokane. Or come a day early & do it on your own, then join me for Sunday's hike (I work Saturday, so won't be available to lead a hike that day, although I'd do the car-camp Saturday night if anyone is willing to go up early to snag a good campsite!). Otherwise, options to carpool, leaving at 6:30am Sunday morning from north Spokane County or plan to meet at the TH. Note: general deer season will be open at the time of this trip, so hunter orange is advised.