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Sunday, May 27, 2018

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.  

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NOTE:   DRIVERS NEED TO MAKE WA STATE FERRY RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE    8 or more miles.  Up to 1600 ft. elevation gain.  Several hike options will be available in Moran State Park.   Meet at 6:30 am at the March Point Park-n-Ride.  (At the stop light at the intersection of HWY 20 and the Christianson and March Point Roads, turn RIGHT and then an immediate RIGHT turn onto the frontage road and soon turn LEFT into the Park-n-Ride.)  We will take the 7:30 am sailing from Anacortes to Orcas Island.  No ferry walk-ons as we will need cars on the island.   Ferry fare required.  WA State Discover Pass required to park in Moran State Park.   To return to Anacortes one can take the 5:15 pm or the 7:50 pm sailing.

Wed. May 30, 2018
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Hike to the Oyster Dome on Blanchard Mountain.  In both options below, the hiker can hike on the completed Blanchard Connector Trail with its switchbacks replacing the steep section to the main trail that leads to the Dome.

OPTION 1:   Begin and end at the Pacific Northwest Trail Trailhead on Chuckanut Drive near mile post 10.  9 miles, 2000 ft. elevation gain.  Meet at 9 am at this location.   Hikers need to download the map and instructions from the SWITMO web site,  Go to the “Great Hikes” page and under “Skagit County hikes” click on “Blanchard, Oyster Dome from Chuckanut Drive and back”.  If you wish, you may meet Joan Melcher at the Chuckanut Park-n-Ride by 8:30 am to get a map and instructions.   2:30 pm return to Trailhead.

OPTION 2:  Begin and end hike at the Samish Overlook.  WA State Discover Pass required at this location.  6.0 to 7.4 miles, 900 ft. elevation gain with a 2:00 pm return to Trailhead.  Opportunities for side trips to North Butte, Lily Lake, and Lizard Lake.  Meet at 8:30 am at the Chuckanut Drive Park-n-Ride, exit 231 from I-5 on the east side of I-5.

Wed. Jun 6, 2018 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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