Deception Pass State Park Hike

Friday February 17
Lighthouse Point Trail, Lottie Point Trail and Pacific NW Trail to Rosario Head. Moderately easy hike along the rugged rocky cliffs of Bowman Bay and Lottie Bay with expansive coastal scenery. 5 miles roundtrip. Elevation gain of 350 ft. Meet in the SE corner of the Safeway parking lot by Taco Bell on Sunset Drive to carpool, we will leave promptly at 9:00am. Suggested carpool of $5. Discovery Pass required. For more information contact Jennie and Steve (360) 656-5216, tosteve@mac.com
Trip Report

The rabble of 24 descended upon Deception Pass SP on Friday to stroll around Bowman Bay.  The weather was specular, but not quite as spectacular as the view of the Olympic Mts from I-5 as we drove south from Bellingham.  We stopped at several viewpoints at Lighthouse Point and could barley tear ourselves away from each view as we worked our way towards Lottie Bay.  We paid our respects to KwǝKwálǝlwǝt (The Maiden of Deception Pass) and ate a late lunch at Rosario Head.  Unfortunately the sun decided to dive behind the clouds until we just finished and started heading out.  Jim was our staff geologist for the trip and described the Jurassic period pillow lava and ribbon chert that makes up Rosario Head.  Thanks, Jim!  We saw lots of birds and some seals and Pam even spotted a seal lion.  Some folks decided to stop at Edison Inn to hoist a few.  All in all, a good day.

We’ve posted some photos into an album on the MBC Flickr page.  If anyone wants to post photos they took, just send them to us and we’ll add them to the Flickr album.
Jennie and Steve