Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Orcas Island: MTB and hiking

Camping trip to check out the mountain biking on Orcas. You can only ride the trails there in the shoulder season before they get too busy with hikers in the summer.

Theme song: Paint It Black by Ramin Djwadi. Pretty much the whole Westworld soundtrack really.

Ferry from Ana Cortes to Orcas

Stupidly pretty views from Mt. Constitution. Mt. Baker centre stage

Hard to see in the photo, but from this one viewpoint you could see Rainier, Baker, and Vancouver.

Beautiful campsite, Moran State Park "South End".

The next day it was back up to Mt. Constitution with the bike, ready to shred.

The riding was amazing. Really nice singletrack with stupendous views, beautiful lakes, and pretty much zero people. Now in my top 10 all time favourite rides. The only other person I saw was E who was hiking the same trails, and the people with a truck who gave me a shuttle to the top for a second lap :)

Cascade Falls
The next day we headed out to Obstruction Pass State Park for a short hike. There's a hike-in campsite here that would be do-able with the kids.

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