Tag: local trip report

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

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

    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 […]

  • Lake Valhalla – Smithbrook Hike Report – September 8, 2021

    Our hike to Lake Valhalla provided outstanding views and opportunities to sample huckleberries and alpine blueberries along the way. There were streaks of color from fall foliage throughout the hike. It was evident that summer is coming to an end and autumn is on its way. The bold and brilliant berries on the Mountain Ash […]

  • Scorpion Mountain Hike Report – July 14, 2021

    Our hike to Scorpion Mountain provided outstanding views, lush fields of wild flowers, and opportunities to visit with one another. We had a total of five hikers: Clarence Elstad, Toni Williams, Kendra Wanzenried, Gerlinde Gruber, and Joanie Pryor, hike leader. When we started at 9:00 AM, the temperature was right around 60 degrees. By the time […]

  • Boulder River Trail Hike – May 14, 2021 Report

    Nine CAI-PNW members met at 10:30 AM at the Boulder River trailhead for a fun-filled day of hiking in this beautiful area. The biggest thrill was dodging the potholes on the road for three miles to the Trailhead! The trail is more technical with rocks, logs and roots however in very good condition. WTA (Washington […]

  • Fidalgo Island Anacortes: Sugarloaf and Mt. Erie – June 9, 2021 Hike Report

    Eleven CAI-PNW members met at Heart Lake at 10:30 AM to hike around Heart Lake [elevation: 338ft], up Sugarloaf [1,044ft], up Mt. Erie [1,273ft], and return.  There were three distance options with routes designed so the group could hike together as much as possible and enjoy the lunch-spot viewpoint on Mt. Erie.  The long route […]

  • CAI-PNW March 2020 Hike

    CAI-PNW March 2020 Hike

    Last Saturday, March 14th, Gerlinde Gruber, Kendra Wanzenried, Ida Callahan, Ron Riter, and Joanie Pryor chanced snow, rain, and wind to hike up to the top of Little Mountain Park, the largest park of the city of Mt. Vernon. As it turned out, although a little cold, it was a beautiful day with sun, a […]