Tranquility and serenity, those are the best descriptions of a visit to Soapstone Lake.
It is a relatively easy hike – – – three miles roundtrip with 475 feet of elevation gain. The area lies on the west side of the Coastal Mountains about 13 miles from Seaside.
Last year in May there were literally hundreds of newts along the trail. This year I spotted two.
Fresh elk tracks gave evidence that I am not the only one who enjoys the Lake.
With barely a wisp of a breeze the surface of the Lake was like glass.