Lighthouse Point Hike – Deception Pass State Park Trip Report – October 13, 2021

Back Row (L-R) Bart Pestarino, Cam Bradley, Derek Brown, Ron & Bev Riter,
Sylvia & Sam Shiroyama
Front Row (L-R) Sheri Rowe, Gerlinde Gruber, Ida Callahan, Joanie Pryor
Photographer: Kendra Wanzenried

Twelve hikers and friends could not have hoped for a better day for our hike at Deception Pass.

Several of us checked out the wood carving – the Maiden of Deception Pass before starting the hike. The Maiden is a carved story pole of a maiden named “Ko-kwahl-alwoot.” According to Samish tribal tradition, long ago this maiden risked her life to save the tribe from starvation.

We proceeded to Bowman Beach, then on to Lighthouse Point. Shortly up the trail, we enjoyed impressive views of Deception Pass Bridge as well as Canoe Pass. The trail provided amazing cliffs, tide pools, spectacular views, and the red peeling bark of twisted trunks of Pacific Madrone trees. We found ourselves stopping frequently and gazing at Mother Nature’s beauty.

Lunch was enjoyed on the beach offering beautiful water views.

Our reward at the end of the hike was Bart treating us to espresso and Italian cookies!

It was hard to leave this amazing area…such a gift in the Pacific Northwest!