First Day Hike 2018

Published January 1, 2018 / by Steve Berentson

What a wonderful way to start the new year! This morning I joined an enthusiastic group of folks for the “First Day Hike” at Deception Pass State Park. Thanks to the park system and to the Deception Pass State Park Foundation for hosting this free event. The morning started cold, but the sun brought higher temperatures, and the park crowd grew in response. Deception Pass State Park is just 15 minutes from Oak Harbor or Anacortes! What a jewel!

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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