On the Whidbey side of the Clinton Ferry, Fort Casey State Park, with its big guns, bunkers, miles of trails, beach walk and a third lighthouse visit in as many days always makes for a great hike. Go here - http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=fort%20casey - for more information on Fort Casey State Park.
Coupeville is one of those artsy, waterfront towns that tourists love to visit. Returning by ferry from a trip to the Olympic Vacation, we decided to stop at Coupeville to take in their Dockside Walk. Most of the tourists visit Coupeville during the warm, summer months, so it was very enjoyable to be there at the end... Continue Reading →
History, barracks, batteries, museums, castles, tunnels, bluffs, a Lighthouse and more, by the time we had finished exploring this State Park, my Fitbit had logged me at just over four miles on the trails at Fort Warden State Park. Go here - http://www.parks.wa.gov/fortworden/ - for more information on Fort Warden State Park.
A scenic hike along the shore of Lake Crescent, rich with history from the old railroad, the Spruce Railroad Trail follows the shore of the lake and passes the remains of several railroad tunnels. Information, driving directions and recent trip reports for the Spruce Railroad trail is available on the Washington Trails Association website, here... Continue Reading →
Four hundred ten feet long and 86 feet high, the Johnson Creek Trestle along the Olympic Discovery Trail was our first hike of the day. The Olympic Discovery Trail has five original railroad trestles that have been converted to trail use. With three of them being over 400 feet long, the highest is 85 feet... Continue Reading →
We were told we were their only visitors for the day as we toured the New Dungeness Lighthouse (the "old" one happens to be in Scotland). Maybe it was because it is an 11-1/2 mile walk along the wave-slapped shore of the Dungeness Spit to get there and back, but we sure had a GREAT time! The... Continue Reading →
Ferrying to the Olympic Peninsula for a few days of winter hiking, here we are on the Kennewick. Staying in a cabin at the beautiful Sequim Bay Resort (now called John Wayne's Waterfront Resort), we were within walking distance to the marina and right on the bay. Enjoy these photos from our trip and walk around the... Continue Reading →
Our new FAVORITE Skagit County Park! Reading about this fairly new county park on the Washington Trails Association (WTA) website, we decided it would make a good winter hike. The description on the WTA website indicates only 1.5 miles of trails, however, we found many other trails while there and managed to explore many more... Continue Reading →