August 10, 2003 - Mineral City/Silver Creek
Elevation Gain: 650 ft
Time (RT): ~3.5 hours
Distance (RT): ~6 miles
Mineral City @ Seattle P-I
Hidden Hikes in Western Washington
Drive U.S. Highway 2 to Index, drive past Index 8.5 miles on Index/Galena Rd and turn left to cross the river on a bridge. Make the first right at 0.2 miles and "drive until you can't drive any further". The hike starts here.
Huge landslide allows you to create your own trail!
Looking back on the Silver Creek trail
Damp moss on a rock along the trail
Waterfall along Silver Creek
One of the many old mines along the trail
Identify the hiker and win a prize!
Another mine along the trail
Thanks for the tip, nature!
Ann's apparently thrilled with her lunch spot
Along Silver Creek
Looking down into an inviting pool
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