Silver Lake Washington


First of all, it is important to note that there are several lakes named Silver Lake in Washington. This is the one that is on the way to Mount Baker in Whatcom County, just a little bit south of the Canadian Line in the Northwest corner of the state. Edward is camping here with Elliot and Emmala and Susan and Ted. It is beautiful campground run by Whatcom County, situated in a grove of tall trees, with ferns growing underneath. There are lots of giant cedar trees and there are also the stumps of trees that were even bigger than the ones that are stretching to the sky. It smells good in the cedar forest and the cool was welcome as it was over 90 degrees in Clear Lake when the group left to go up the road to this special camping place.

Elliot and Emmala paddled the yellow boat in the lake and Grandpa Ted gave boat rides in one of his cedar boats. Edward thought that it was neat that the boat is made out of the same kind of wood as is growing in the forest. Elliot and Emmala have been learning about campfire cooking this summer, cooking hot dogs and hamburgers and marshmallows over an open fire. They had pigs in a blanket and corn on the cob for supper tonight. Edward wondered if there were any fish in the lake. They saw people fishing, but they didn't see anyone catching a fish.

Elliot and Emmala were good campers. They picked up bags of trash that had been left behind by other campers and helped to make the campground better for the next visitors. This is just a one day trip, a fun time after a busy week and before the weekend comes. Edward knows that there are new adventures ahead.

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