Summer Hikes in PNW

We mostly have a short summer in Western Washington, but we have a great range of places to go hiking — in the mountains, the islands, & even on mountains that are on islands! One favorite trip last year included the most beautiful coastal hike, on Whidbey Island at Ebey’s Landing.

I’ll blog these two hikes in detail later with more photos. For starters, here are pictures and a short clip, all shot with my iPhone.

[click on the images to view them in a slideshow]

early morning ferry ride
slowing down is good
parego's lagoon
ebey's landing hike
afternoon window at the ferry house

This summer we hiked up the very popular Rattlesnake Ledge surrounded by mountains and set on a beautiful lake!

the valley from the ledge
the stillness from rattlesnake ledge
the evegreens lining the ledge
rattlesnake lake afternoon

The view from top of Rattlesnake ledge video:
view from top of rattlesnake ledge