Monday, March 25, 2013

KUOW Hike of the Week- Oyster Dome

Updated 3-26-2013
This is a snowfree hike south of Bellingham and offers great views.Thanks to Karen Sykes for many of the photos.

1 mile in you and get views of Samish Bay

Check out Green Trails Maps for list of maps. Sorry no map for this hike. Click here for complete list of maps.  
Flowering current @ Karen Sykes
Michael (left) and Bob inspect one of the many boulders @ Karen Sykes
Hikers and dog enjoy view from dome of Samish Bay and San Juans  @ Karen Sykes

Driving directions: From Seattle drive I-5 north , take the Chuckanut Drive exit off of I-5 (exit 231). Drive north just past the 10 mile post on Chuckanut Drive (SR 11) and park on the paved, wide place on the west shoulder.    The Pacific Northwest Trailhead is on the east side of the highway. Trail stats: 2000 foot gain and 6.5 miles roundtrip.

Map of route

Check out map. . Click here for route here Route to Oyster Dome and Samish Overlook.  

Side trip to Samish Overlook to Hang Guilders

Taking the plunge @ Karen Sykes
Waiting for more hang guilders @ Karen Sykes
On Way home stop to check out flowers near La Conner. All photos taken from road

Zoom in view of Mt. Baker from Skagit Valley @ Karen Sykes

Daffodil fields from road @ Karen Sykes

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