While I was home from college at the University of Washington one weekend, my mom suggested that we go for a hike on Blanchard Mountain near Bellingham, Washington. I had never really hiked before but she said she always used to when she was my age and she loved it. So we drove up to the parking lot and grabbed our backpacks and started our journey to the Oyster Dome on Blanchard Mountain. At first the hike was simple and relaxing, the smell of trees and flowers all around. The hike started to get steeper and harder… We kept at it and I had no clue where we were going.
I felt like it was taking forever, so we stopped for a quick stretch and a snack. We just wantedto get to the top so we started up again and followed the trails and finally made it! I had no idea what to expect, but I was amazed. The view was amazing. We could see the San Juan Islands like I had never seen them before! I grew up in Whatcom County and I never knew what I was missing out on! It was so clear and I could see for miles. I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the great view. At first I was skeptical to take such a long hike, but I listened to my mom and it turned out to be an amazinglyrewarding experience in nature.
Posted: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010