Silver Lake sits on the Canadian border in Northern Washington State. Pro dining views of TWO countries while hiking (Canada & USA) Silver Lake is surrounded by hiking and biking trails which provide a phenomenal view looking down and over Silver Lake. All trails are very well , hard packed (dirt). We can traverse the summit in just about 2hrs or take more scenic routes depending on your experience and preferred style of hike.
Nearest City: Kendall
Maximum Participants: 4
Start Time: 9-11AM
Meet-up Location: Kendall gas station, literally the only store in Kendall. Which sits across from the fire station and library. Those 3 buildings make up the entire town of Kendall. Haha
Minimum age of Participants:
About Me: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Don’t let the famous quote fool ya, over the past 10 years of hiking, when I am “solo” by myself I can proudly say I have hiked only 1 trail from start to finish. Following a beaten, worn down dirt path, formed by years of foot traffic and usually running into other hikers is not my opinion of hiking a mountain. Haha! If, and I say this honestly (IF) I use a trail, it’s ONLY to get up to a good spot where I will then step directly off the trail and start blazing my own. I’ve outlined a few of my skills and certifications below which are relevant to survival on the mountain. Former Military, Served in the United States Army, perfecting my M.O.S skills as a Diesel Mechanic. Class “D” Security License, training security officers “offensive” and “defensive” restraints, holds, proper use of gear & equipment. Worked 1 year in North Utah for Mountain Rescue and Recovery. Certified by Red cross in “Adult CPR”. Numerous survival classes under my belt. I carry enough gear with me in my hiking bag and clothing to ensure the survival of 3 adults for 7 consecutive days, guaranteed! (You May be uncomfortable and moody, but I will get you back ALIVE) I have all sorts of gadgets and gear which make hiking much more fun and enjoyable. For example: 95% of hikers carry some type of liquid for hydration, liquid is the #1 heaviest item u can carry. I ELIMINATE that weight 100% but bringing “Water Filtration” systems that fit into your palm. Always plan my hikes knowing a water source is within foot travel. During winter hikes, occasionally I’ll bring a 32oz water with me, as u sweat more with all those layers on without realizing your loss until it’s too late. Still hike with water sources in reach and tools to break ice for water. I enjoy trading stories, advice and laughter is my secret weapon. However best survival technique I have is being a CERTIFIED “Bearded” man! It’s simply a “crown” for your face! Haha.
Certifications I Have: Red Cross Adult CPR, Mountain Rescue & Recovery, 3 years as Ski Patrol for Powder Mountain and Snowbird in Utah. CERTIFIED badass BEARDED Man!
Provided Gear: Basic hiking food/snacks to keep sodium, protein and blood vessels open to prevent cramping.
Required Gear: Boots or shoes. Water Bottle.
Nice-To-Have Gear: Proper hiking rig, with waist harness, allowing you to bring along ALL the things you wish to make this hike very fun and enjoyable. Snacks, battery pack for phone/camera, hammock, light blanket to sit or lie down during breaks or at the summit. Binoculars, GPS, knife, etc... None of this is required however makes this hike much more fun and allowing you the option to hangout on top, swim or take a nap in total serenity.