Know Your Island Walk, Oct 28

westsideEnjoy a little history with a walk on the Wild West Side with Doug McCutchen. Doug will take us on the main trails through the west side, with a focus on ecological and human history including lime mining, agriculture, Tribes and First Nations, Hawaiians, fish traps and commercial fishing, geology, and ecological history. After the formal walk anyone who is interested is invited to do a preview of the proposed trail route up the Reiss property. It would add about another mile and is steep and rocky with uneven terrain.

Saturday October 28, 1-4 pm. Meet at Lime Kiln State Park and car pool.
Distance: 2 miles
Rating: Moderate on gentle trails.
Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Know Your Island Walk, Sept 23

Join David Harsh, retired from the National Park Service and SJI Trails members to walk the Mitchell Hill area. This is a beautiful deep forest walk over some of the community trail projects including puncheons built by volunteers with the NPS to protect the streams.

Saturday September 23, 1-4 pm. Meet at the Horse Trail Rd Entrance on West Valley Rd just north of Mitchell Bay Rd
Distance: 3.5 miles
Rating: Moderate, Trails
Dogs on leashes welcome

Know Your Island Walk, Aug 26

Friday Harbor pathways:
Tim Dustrude, town resident, Photographer and Editor, will lead us through some of the neighborhood pathways in downtown Friday Harbor. Tim walks and bikes whenever he can and will tell us about his passion for making Friday Harbor a more walkable place.

Saturday August 26, from 1-4 pm. Meet at the Fairgrounds.
Distance: 3-5 miles (anyone can opt out if the full route is too long)
Rating: Easy, sidewalks and paths
Dogs on leash welcome

Know Your Island Walk, July 22

2015-07-25 13.16.41Roche Harbor Trails: Volunteer trail builder, Mike Buettell, will lead us on a hike through the extensive trail system next to the Roche Harbor Resort. Mike and his group of volunteers are proud of the trail building and maintenance and you will want to return and explore on your own.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 1-4pm. Meet and park at the intersection of Roche Harbor Rd. and West Valley Rd.

Distance: 3.5 miles
Rating: Moderate, uneven terrain on trails
Dogs on leashes welcome

Know Your Island Walk, June 24

This month’s Know Your Island Walk is the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories. Last year we got a little side tracked so this year we are determined to make it to the end of the trail! Walk will be … Continue reading →

Know Your Island Walk, May 27

Cemetary walkLocal historian Boyd Pratt and Robin Jacobson of the San Juan Historical Society & Museum will lead a walk along the Airport Trail, up Cattle Point Road and Madden Lane, and then onto the St. Francis and Valley Cemeteries for a trip back in history. (Robin will meet us at St. Francis Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. for those who aren’t walking). We will visit the grave sites of notable San Juan Island pioneer families. This will be an easy walk and dogs on a leash are welcome.

Saturday, May 27 from 1-4pm. Meet and Park at the Skagit Valley College Parking Lot.

Distance: 3 miles
Rating: Easy, level terrain
Dogs on leashes welcome

Know Your Island Walk, April 22

Correction: Meet at the Fairgrounds. Friday Harbor pathways: Meet Tim Dustrude; town resident, Photographer and Editor. He will lead us  through some of the neighborhood foot paths in downtown Friday Harbor. Tim walks whenever he can and will tell us about … Continue reading →