Ebey's Landing

 

 

JANUARY 23, 2011 A Mountaineeers hike. We drove past fields of swans and snow geese in the Skagit Valley to the top of Whidbey Island and stopped at Deception Pass to admire the views along the way. It was misting lightly when we started our hike through the prairie. We hiked first along the bluff, then descended a steep trail to the beach. We kept our lunch break short because of the cool, wet weather, then hiked the beach to the parking area. Along the way we saw a sea lion bobbing in the water, but it was too far away to get a good photo. As we hiked back up alongside the prairie, a juvenile bald eagle flew above us. We finished our hike with a visit to Jacob Ebey’s cabin and the blockhouse at the cemetery.

5 miles roundtrip

250' gain