May 18 – Friday: Lummi Ferry Ride/Bike/Hike – Trip Leaders: Jennie & Steve. Meet at the Gooseberry Point Ferry terminal
parking lot and walk on the ferry with our bikes. Parking can be a problem, so carpool if you can. There is a $7 round trip fee for rider and bike. Please plan to arrive at the terminal by 9:45 am to take the 10:00 am ferry. Bike 2.6 miles to Baker Reserve (Lummi Point) Trail head, lock up our bikes. Take a 1.6 mile steep hike (1,000 feet elevation gain) up to rock overlook facing Orcas, Sucia and Gulf Islands and return on same trail back to bikes. Return to ferry by 2.6 mile direct route or 10 mile island exploring bide ride. Bring a packed lunch, water bottle and bike lock. More information about the ferry, including legal parking areas can be found here. Contact Jennie & Steve for more information –firstname.lastname@example.org.
A whole passel of us (the passel included two new members – YEAH! ) met at Gooseberry Point and took a windy and chilly ride on the Whatcom Chief ferry over to Lummi Island. We proceeded to tackle the first hill of the day (BTW, that darn hill gets steeper and longer every year!). We made it to the trail head, locked the bikes and headed up into the green forest on a nicely maintained trail (thanks Lummi Island Heritage Trust). The chilly ferry ride was a memory as we trudged up the steep part of the hill and started shedding clothing. At the top we found two other members that ‘cheated’ and took their car across on an earlier ferry. Eagles were soaring below us and sailboats were having a fine time in Rosario straight. We ate lunch while we identified as many landmarks as we could. On the way back, a couple of folks had to hurry home and went directly to the ferry while the rest of us took a leisurely tour around the Island. A nice day with nice people. Photos can be found on the MBC Flickr page.