Did as part of a traverse from Camp Windy along the ridge all the way to Hawk Peak, then down by Silver Lake and up Mount Townsend. Easy scrambling; I'd barely classify it as class 3
Great hike with Zephyrus. Some scrambling on the ridge.
Cruised to the summit and had breakfast. Then continued the traverse on the ridge all the way to Hawk Peak. Climbers trail gets harder to follow after Welch Peaks but it is there most of the time. After summit of Hawk, you can drop down another climbers trail to Silver Lake, then hike the trail back to the Townsend Saddle. Makes for a great loop hike. http://www.willhiteweb.com/olympic_mountains/welch_peaks/silver_lake_149.htm