Saturday, November 12, 2016 8am – 4pm
Strenuous, 6.5 miles, 1,900 feet elevation gain. Begin right along the side of Chuckanut Drive and head uphill through a Douglas Fir forest. Explore a rocky outcropping on the western slope of Blanchard Mountain with great views of the San Juans, Skagit River flats and Olympic Mountains. We will leave Sunnyland School south side parking lot promptly at 8:00 am and carpool to the trailhead on Chuckanut Drive (limited parking, no bathroom facilities at the trailhead). Carpool fee for riders – $3. Washington State Park Pass required. This hike might be cancelled due to adverse weather. Contact Henry and Paula for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-439-2968.
The day was windy and rainy, but we went for a hike anyway with eleven plus two intrepid Pacific NW hikers. The way up to Oyster Dome was mostly dry. But once we arrived, we were in the clouds and mist which were blowing past us at what seemed like 50 mph. We had wonderful views – of the inside of a cloud. Here is what we could see from the top: