Ebys Landing 2 Feb 2014

Sauk River Trail 2013


Images from my Canon G15  camera.    WA locations   ....October Travels.... Old  Sauk River Trail, near Darrington, WA   Oct 10, 2013

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Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThe view across Admiralty inlet from the trailhead parking lot.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThe driftwood is plentiful to build crude shelters....Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThe start of the trail rises up to a bluff where grand views are seen the whole distance of our walk. Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nFran starts the climb to the bluff.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nShe waits for me.... (I'm low taking pictures)Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThis is our trail up into the trees above.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nIt was a nice bright day, windy and cold though. Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nWe pass a border fence with our trail passing through a ppoperty boundary.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThis is a trail to the east to a pioneer cemetery, but we will continue going West.\nMount Baker is always a major landmark in the distance.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nI am enjying the views as we walk onlong the high bluff going west.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nPort Townsend is across the way, with the Olymipics range in view. Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nFran isn't very formal when I take pictures!Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nShe is always cavorting....Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nA view of the lagoon which we will walk past on our return route next to the water.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThere are lots of ups and downs as we walk along the bluff. Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThe bluff trail skirts the trees most of the way, which gives us great views.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nAdmiralty Inlet has lots of ships to watch.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThe snowy Olympics are great to see....Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThere are speedboats, tugs hauling barges, and large cargo ships traveling here. Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nFran still cimbs trees.....Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\n I liked that scraggly tree.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nWe are approaching the west end of our loop hike.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThe Oregon Grape is pretty in this season. Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nFran is at the trail switchback which will quickly put us back at sea level.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nNow we are going east as we descend toward the lagoon..Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nAs we walk next to the tidal water of Admiralty Inlet, the going is harder, with loose rocks underfoot. It becomes quite tiring after a couple of miles back to the car.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nLooking back at the coastline we have passed so far. Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nWe see a ferry on its way to Port Townsend.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nFran takes a pause as we are almost past the lagoon.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nFran is animated as we pause for another picture.Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nIt did seem longer on teh way back, as the shoreline rocky surface was not as easy as the bluff trail. Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nOh boy, the welcome end of the hike is here! We really enjoyed the hike...Trip to Eby's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA 02/26/14\nThe maps says 3.5 miles... felt more like 4.5!

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