Photography . . . Travel . . .

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Walk In The Woods - Moran State Park, Orcas Island, Washington

One of our favorite places to spend time when we go to Orcas Island is Moran State Park. The Park opened in 1921 when Robert Moran, a shipbuilder and former mayor of Seattle, donated more than 2,700 acres to the state for a park. It has grown to 5,252 acres, with five freshwater lakes and more than 30 miles of hiking trails.


This year while we were on Orcas for Thanksgiving we hiked the approximately 5-mile trail around Mountain Lake.







From Mountain Lake we continued on up the road to the top of Mt. Constitution, at 2,409' the highest point in the San Juan Islands. The stone tower at the summit was built by the CCC in 1936. It was pretty hazy on Thursday, so no pictures of the view, just details of the tower this time.



    

No comments:

Post a Comment

About Me

My photo
San Diego, California, United States
About me . . . When I'm not working I like to be out exploring and photographing. I do this blog just for fun, and to be able to share these images with friends. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Blog Archive

Followers

All of the content and images on this site (c) Frank B. Baiamonte. If you would like to use any of these images please contact me via email at frank@frankbaiamonte.com to discuss terms of usage. Note that images from the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are not available for commercial usage.

Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.