It's a nice drive from Seattle to Anacortes Ferry terminal and got on the ferry to Orcas Island with 16 other hikers ...
Moran State Park was our destination for the day, we were planning to hike up to Mt Constitution via Mountain Lake. Though it was quite a cloudy day,
we had occasion sunshine for a few minutes. A typical spring hiking day, with this big group, we hiked up endless steep switchbacks one after the other.
When we got the top, weather wasn't doing us a favour, still cloudy and started drizzling a bit. We got the "wow" view from the top, overlooking
the entire San Juan Islands area. Wish to come back here for another sunny clear day.
The 17 dudes ..... on Mt Constitution (Franklin's picture)
At the tip on Mountain Lake, ....
Mirror Image .....
Lake Side ...(one of my favourite in this trip)
So hot & spicy here ..... Josh with Shabnam and Jewel !!
Follow me ... round and round and around ...
View from Top of Mt Constitution
Overlooking the entire San Juan Islands area..
The monument tower at the top.
My signature shadow..
Quite a bit of craftsmanship put into this tower..
...and a compass marker as well ...
Hi guys !!!.
Notice anything special ... they chain up their picnic table ?
Shabnam, you just won the strongest woman award !
ohoh ...a ghost running out of the cave, ... must be scared by our presence!
Look at the size of this cedar tree !.
According to Chez, ... it is a wine villa.
Seriously ? Are we on the right trail ?
darn it, ... not confusing enough !.
Not commenting on the trail sign this time ... Look carefully to the smoking sign ...You cannot smoke only during Apr to Oct, ... so it's OK to smoke on trail in winter, any logic here ?.