Towards the end of May I was along on a camping trip with a group of sixth through eighth grade students to Deception Pass State Park. We camped in the park two nights, did some hiking in the area and the last day took the ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island before returning home. These are some of the pictures I took along the way.
After setting up camp we went to West Beach for a while.
We had intended to watch the sunset there, but the kids went in the water,
were cold and wanted to go back to camp to dry off and get warm.
Deception Pass bridge from West Beach
The next morning was foggy and a bit chilly.
We hiked around from West Beach to North Beach,
and then on to the Deception Pass Bridge and Goose Rock.
Shore Pine new growth and male cones
Shores Pines and moss
Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock and Pacific Madrone
Deception Pass Bridge from North Beach
Douglas Fir new growth
Western Red Cedar
After climbing the hill from North Beach, we climbed further to the top of Goose Rock,
and then hiked around the rock back to the bridge.
DECEPTION PASS BRIDGE
After returning to the bridge we hiked it as far as Pass Island
and then returned to camp for lunch.
views from the bridge
Deception Pass Bridge
boats in Deception Pass
The afternoon was spent at Rosario Beach exploring tide pools and hiking.
Rosario Beach to Bowman Bay trail
It was back to West Beach in the evening for flying kites and watching the sunset.
Great Blue Heron
Yellow Sand Verbena
FERRY TO FRIDAY HARBOR
Most of the next day was spent going to San Juan Isalnd and the town of Friday Harbor
as walk-on passengers on the ferry.
While waiting for the ferry we explored the park near the docks.
site of an old salmon cannery
Cynipid wasp galls on wild roses
camp and campers
As always, my identifications are not guaranteed
and if anyone recognizes an error I'd be pleased to have my mis-identification corrected.