Typically Cranberry Lake at Deception Pass Park is crazy busy at this time of year. Given COVID-19 restrictions, however, most activity has taken place on weekends. Regardless, an early morning visit to this beautiful corner of our awesome neighborhood park yields greater opportunity for a peaceful walk. There is much to enjoy.
I was pleasantly surprised on a recent visit to Deception Pass State Park to discover a group of scuba divers heading for adventure at North Beach. The divers moved in pairs to the beach, then into the water for a dive under the bridge. I was told tidal conditions were perfect: a rare opportunity including […]
An early morning visit to North Beach at Deception Pass Park put me in a mood for adventure, so I took a trail I’ve never walked before. I was alone from beginning to end — a wonderful hour of discovery. The trail, which leads from the North Beach parking lot toward West Beach and the […]
Fishermen are out. On a visit to Deception Pass Park I viewed folks fishing from North Beach, boat just offshore, and bluff from the base of Pass Island. Traveling in and out of the park I saw many folks fishing lakes including Cranberry, Heart, Campbell and Pass.
There is a story in this photograph, taken Tuesday morning from Rosario Head on south Fidalgo Island. Tuesday, May 5 was the first day of Governor Jay Inslee’s “Phase One” COVID-19 response plan. This initial element of the plan allows Washington citizens to visit public parks once again after more than a month of closure. […]
Tuesday, May 5 marked the reopening of most state parks, including our amazing Deception Pass State Park. A morning visit revealed other outdoor adventurers with commendable “social distancing” skills. My morning stop included the drive to West Beach, a walk on the North Beach trail, a visit to the Cranberry Lake dock and a brief […]
This Seattle man celebrated the re-opening of state parks and public fishing Tuesday morning by visiting North Beach at Deception Pass State Park. A fish would just be icing on the cake. It was a beautiful day, and exciting to have COVID-19 restrictions lifted to some degree. Bring on “Phase Two!”
Many state parks including Deception Pass State Park will reopen Tuesday, May 5, for local day-use recreation only. Fishing and hiking will be allowed, with continued emphasis on “social distancing” of six feet or more, and precautions including face masks and regular hand cleaning. Visitor centers, camping and other overnight accommodations on state-managed lands will […]
First things first: Wow! I love this supermoon photograph taken by Jack Hartt from Lighthouse Point looking east toward Canoe Pass Bridge! Now, more exciting news. “There’s plenty more where that came from,” as Hartt and fellow adventurer Maribeth Crandell host a blog titled: “Hiking Close to Home.” This blog features new posts and a […]
I saw this image last week on a Facebook group page dedicated to historic photos from around the state. This is a 1940 photo of the Lake Washington bridge named in honor of Lacey V. Murrow. Two facts of local interest: 1) Lacey was the older brother of famous CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow, who […]