Hike #6: Oyster Dome

Hike #6: Oyster Dome
January 19, 2015
Mileage: 6.5 roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 1900 ft.

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Three day weekends are the best. The day after the (amazing, spectacular, very surprising, slightly confusing) Seahawks win, I was ready for some celebratory sunshine. We got lucky and it was quite clear as we reached the trail head and headed upwards.

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The light was lovely, as always, through the trees. At the first viewpoint we were able to get some good views of the coastline and the islands beyond.

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The puppy found a few nice streams to play in.

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And I found some more adorable mushrooms.

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At the top it was cloudy and a bit cold but still pretty spectacular.

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I loved the expanse of trees at the bottom of this cliff. The chasm in the rock below made it even more fascinating.

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I think Ida enjoyed the views too.

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I’d like to go back on a sunny day, but the cloud cover made for some incredible shots.

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After a little rambling around the top we headed back toward the car.January2015-568January2015-569January2015-564

All in all a lovely day hike with impressive views, worth the occasionally steep climb.

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