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Cost: *Price includes guides, transportation, permits, trekking poles, trail snacks and lunch.
Group Size: Minimum of three people
About The Hike: Silver Star Mountain is an extinct volcano in the southwestern Cascade Mountains of Washington, named for the pattern of five prominent ridges that radiate from the summit in the shape of a star. The two peaks of the mountain dominate the horizon east of Vancouver, Washington. Wildflowers that thrive above the timberline elsewhere in Washington are found here despite the altitude being 2,000 feet (600 m) lower than the timberline usually is in the region. Silver Star is the center of a pluton of magma that was injected into the area 20 million years ago and cooled to solid rock under the surface, producing small deposits of precious medals. Small abandoned gold mines are found in creek bottoms throughout the area. The higher north peak was once the site of a fire lookout. There is an unobstructed 360 degree view of the entire Portland metropolitan area, as well as views of the Columbia River Gorge, the Pacific Coast Range, Mount Saint Helens,Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and Mount Jefferson.
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
**Rare Earth Adventures will make every attempt to follow the trip itinerary. However, this itinerary is subject to change due to group dynamics, unsafe weather and/or route conditions, or other reasons beyond our control.
"Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling." - Henry David Thoreau