Been here before, and loved it! It's a sweet little trail around a sweet little lake. This time we hiked around the lake and stopped to do some fishing along the way. The catch of the day - this net! Go here - https://60before60.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/17-heart-lake-loop-trail-210/ - to read about when I hiked around Heart Lake after... Continue Reading →
In the Shelter Bay area for a visit with my good friend Dena, she took me on a wonderful tour. We explored the Shelter Bay Marina and walked for miles along the beaches at Martha's Beach and Warren Beach.
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 →
Having followed the Baker River Trail for less than a mile last Spring before we turned off to cross the river and hike the Baker Lake Trail (see: Hike #46 - Baker Lake), we knew it was beautiful there and felt it would make a great backpacking destination as we continue to wait for the snow to recede from... Continue Reading →
Week after week, one hike at a time, working my way to the completion of the goal of sixty hikes before my sixtieth birthday made this entire year feel like a celebration as friends and family joined me. Making more incredibly wonderful friends, including meeting the love of my life, while experiencing exciting new adventures along the trails, I wore out the... Continue Reading →
With time remaining to sneak in even a few more hikes before the big six-O rolls around, the Rosario Bay and Pass Lake Loop trails mark my sixtieth hike. Goal met! Will this be it for hiking for me? Of course not! I have always been a hiker, and while the goal of completing sixty hikes between the first of Jaunary and my... Continue Reading →
The Bluff Trail is my favorite trail at Fort Ebey State Park, a park on Whidbey Island built as a coastal defense fort in World War II. In full bloom this time of year, the trail to the top of the bluff is lined with Scotch broom bushes. The view is outstanding from the top of the... Continue Reading →
While other visitors to Deception Pass State Park were at Cornet Bay to launch their boats, share a picnic on the many tables available or fish from the dock, I started from there to hike to the beach at Hoypus Point and then along the trails through the Hoypus Point Natural Forest Area. It is an... Continue Reading →