The Conquest Of The Oyster Dome!
 

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Thanks to the efforts of Jan Jones (Burlington) and her early morning helpers our trails were ready.  Additional help from Pat Bond, (AG Area E), Jennifer Petrichenko (Past President Cloverdale Rotaract), the hikers were mustered at the parking lot, and prepped for the hike. 

Bill Toomey (Burlington) provided a sumptuous lunch for the hikers.  All the helpers and hikers were cheered on by Lynn Gray (Semiahmoo).

The Oyster Dome hike, though not difficult, did require a bit of effort.  The 1900 foot elevation translated into a spectacular view of Samish Bay, and the Islands beyond.  The Rock outcropping at the top of the hike was a welcome relief, and provided about 45 minutes to enjoy Bill’s lunch while taking in the setting and scenery. 

The return trip took about an hour.  The total time for the Oyster Dome hike and lunch was about 5 hours. One of the highlights of the hike was meeting and chatting with others hiking with you.We were protected from the blazing sun by the lush forest canopy.

On our way down, we met the Rotarians who had chosen the shorter Lookout Trail.  Their total time was about 2 hours.  Together we made our way back to the trail head.  Following the hike a number of the hikers cooled their heels at an experienced establishment – The Alger Bar & Grill.