A Hike: Samish Overlook to Oyster Dome


How is it that we've been here for 15 years and have never done this hike? Oh, we've hiked to Oyster Dome just from Chuckanut Drive and not from Samish Overlook.  Job and I had driven to Samish Overlook about a month back to check it out for the first time ever. So when our friends came to town, it made sense to do this hike.  You start out with a beautiful view of the San Juans overlooking Skagit County.  Since we drove to the Overlook, we had already gained a lot of elevation so the first part of the trail is relatively flat. We meandered through old growth forest, taking in pine and moss covered logs, ferns a plenty and some wild flowers. Towards the end of the trail there is  little more elevation gain but doable, especially since they've redone the trail and made more switchbacks. We took in the beautiful scenery at the top and posing for photos.  This is a great hike, winter or summer.  Note:  Lona and Sydney were a little ways ahead of us and turned onto the regular trail that led down to Chuckanut.  They reached the bench before realizing that they should have stayed to the left at the juncture.  A little phone call and Job running to them and all was good.  They got to the car just as it started to rain.









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