It's free to join spedmo and start collaborating
48.9745, -122.027 : 1397.0 m
Pacific Standard Time (-0700)
Black Mountain is like a big foot with toes crossing the U.S/Canadian border a few miles east of the Sumas border crossing. Nestled in the instep is Silver Lake, where the Whatcom County Silver Lake Campground is located. The park maintains a huge mowed grass field LZ next to the beautiful group campground.
The launch is about 3600' agl, reached by a gated but good logging road off the Mount Baker Highway. It is accessible for two-wheel drive vehicles, but 4-wheel drive is recommended as the last part is quite steep. You launch from the logging road, looking to the west with a spectacular view. Mt. Baker looms large over your left shoulder. Land at Silver Lake park. Alternate landing area is along highway at the logging museum. To get to Silver Lake Park from I-5, take the Mount Baker Highway (Exit 255) and drive east 28 miles to Maple Falls. Turn left on Silver Lake Road and follow the signs approximately 3 miles to the park. The group campground and LZ is the road on the right just before the main entrance to the park. There is a quarry directly across the road from the Group Camp entrance. http://www.co.whatcom.wa.u...
Needs a westerly wind component