This weekend Bliss and I made it to Lummi Island this year. After visiting a friend who is a fabulous gardener and exceptional canner and catcher of dungeness crab we went on a 1.6 mile hike to the Baker Preserve Overlook on Lummi Mountain.
The trail head is a little difficult to find if you don’t know what to look for. Pay attention to your Google navigator, the driveway to the trail head is actually about 100 feet before google maps locates it. Once it say you are close look for the entrance and exit signs on the right side of the road. They are small and there is no other signs. Parking fits about 10 small cars and there is no parking allowed on the street. There is also a overflow parking lot, but I don’t remember where that was located. At the kiosk you are required to sign in and when you leave sign out. Sadly no dogs aloud, but the other two parks Baker & Otto Preserves do so next time Sophie and Bella will go with us.
The trail starts very steep (almost needs stairs) for about 1/4 mile and then mostly slight incline switchbacks.with a couple spots of flat to rest. It took Bliss and I about an hour to reach the overlook.
Looks innocently flat here but quickly gets steeper.
Beautiful ferns everywhere. They got pretty dense in some parts where you can disappear entirely.
So many interesting tree shapes
I called these trees in the background the ghost trees. The sun was shining on them making them look white and unreal
Lots of lovely moss
Intriguing side paths
Finally reached the top
Pictures can not show how amazing the view is, you just have to get up there and see it for yourself
Cell phone service is great, managed to schedule a house showing at the outlook. I really like my office.
Not many pictures on the way down, we moved pretty fast to make up time and catch the ferry.
Even the 5 minute ferry ride has amazing views, definitely recommend spending the day on Lummi Island.