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Friday, November 26, 2021

As usual, weather, logging, construction or other unexpected conditions might cause changes or cancellations in the following hikes. If you have questions or want information on any of the hikes, call JOAN MELCHER, 360-424-0407, or e-mail  All the hikes are on a Wednesday. Dogs are discouraged on Audubon-sponsored hikes. If dogs are on a hike, they must be on a leash at all times.  

Event Name

Date

EAST SHORE LAKE WHATCOM and/or THE CHANTERELLE TRAIL

A.  The East Shore of Lake Whatcom hike is a fairly level hike among trees beside the east shore of Lake Whatcom.  6.25 miles round trip, little elevation gain.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the  Chuckanut Drive park-n-ride lot. This lot is on the east side of I-5, off Exit 231 of I-5.  You may leave when you return to the trailhead.  Easy hike.

B.  The Chanterelle Trail climbs 1000 ft in 2.4 miles to an overlook of Lake Whatcom.   Meeting time and place is the same as A. above.  Moderate to difficult.

Wed. Dec 1, 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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DECEPTION PASS AREA*

Hike on trails at Sharp’s Park, Rosario and Bowman’s Bay.  Up to 8.7 or more miles, up to 700 or 800 ft total el gain.  Meet at 9 a.m. at Sharpe’s Park trailhead off of Rosario Road south of Anacortes.  Parking is limited at Sharpe’s Park so please car-pool if possible.    Contact Joan Melcher (see above) if you need driving directions to Sharpe’s Park.    WA State Discover Pass required for your vehicle if you park in Deception Pass State Park.  You may leave when all in your car are safely back to the trailhead.  Easy to moderate hike depending on route taken

Wed. Dec 8, 2021 9:00 am
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LITTLE MOUNTAIN

Explore the trails on Little Mountain SE of Mount Vernon WA, part of the Mount Vernon City Park system.    A number of options are available.   There will be elevation gains.   Meet at 9 am in the Little Mountain parking lot located off the Little Mountain Park access road not far from the turn off from Little Mountain Road itself.  Parking lot will be on your right.    You may leave when you return from the hike.  Moderate difficulty.

Driving instructions:   

(1.)From I-5 SOUTHBOUND, take exit 225(Anderson Road exit).  Cross over the freeway and drive east on Anderson Road which will make a sweeping curve to the left; where it changes into S. Laventure.  At the 4-way stop at Blackburn  turn right on Blackburn.  In a mile or so you will come to right turn, which is the Little Mountain Road.   About 0.3 mile up the Little Mountain Road, turn right onto the Little Mountain Park access road and in a short distance turn right into the big parking lot.

(2.) From I-5 NORTHBOUND,  take exit 225 (Anderson Road exit).  Drive east on Anderson Road which will make a sweeping curve to the left where it changes into S. Laventure.  At the 4-way stop at Blackburn  turn right on Blackburn.  .  In a mile or so you will come to right turn, which is the Little Mountain Road.   About 0.3 mile up the Little Mountain Road, turn right onto the Little Mountain Park access road and in a short distance turn right into the big parking lot.

Wed. Dec 15, 2021 9:00 am
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PADILLA BAY SHORE TRAIL

Take some time out from a busy pre-Christmas week and spend the morning walking from the Breazeale Nature Center south along the Padilla Bay dike and back, an easy 6.7 miles.  Meet at 9 am at the Breazeale Nature Center in Bayview.  You may leave when you return to your car.  Easy hike.

Wed. Dec 22, 2021 9:00 am
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DUGUALLA STATE PARK*

Spend part of a short day-light day at Dugualla State Park, a little-known park north of Oak Harbor.  The park’s several miles of trails meander through an alder grove, a wetland area, and offer a more challenging, steeper trek to a secluded beach.   Meet at Dugualla State Park at 9 am. To get there from the Deception Pass Bridge drive toward Oak Harbor.  Before you get to Oak Harbor,  turn left onto Sleeper Road.  Continue on Sleeper Road approximately 2.6 miles until it dead-ends at a metal gate.  3.67 mile distance of perimeter loop including side trip to beach; additional mileage if one does “interior trails”; 500 ft elevation gain.  WA State Discover Pass required for your vehicle.   You may leave when all in your car are safely back to the trailhead.  Moderate difficulty.

Wed. Dec 22, 2021 9:00 am
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