Ebey's Landing — Sunday, Jul. 24, 2011
Puget Sound and Islands
Type of HikeDay hike
Hot and sunny at Ebey today! 2 adults and 2 children (ages 6 and 9) in party for a nice sunny day walk. Easy parking at the cemetery/visitor center. Prairie Trail: Walk across prairie trail was filled with plenty of wildflowers and bees buzzing around (none aggressive and all around feet near flowers). The kids had a great time picking lady bugs off of wheat and grasses. Bluff Trail: The bluff trail was all in the sun but the views of the sound and Olympics were to die for. The water from above was very clear and the thought of playing on the beach while walking on the hot bluff trail were frequent. The one mile bluff portion of the trail (all pretty flat and enjoyable) went by quickly and soon we were on the beach. Beach Walk: Once we got to the beach we all switched from hiking shoes/boots to our water shoes. We had swimsuits on and quickly cooled off in the water - it was everything I thought it could have been. The kids had a great time skipping rocks, finding crab shells, and driftwood walking sticks. I was amazed with the lack of trash washup on the beach - it was really clean. The walk back to the prairie trail was easy and gradual and the walk back to the car was again hot and buzzing with bees but we kept turning around and looking back to the water. The views of Mt Baker from the prairie trail were astounding and kept us looking ahead. Thanks to everyone who said hello as we were passing by. Everyone was so friendly! What a great day! I highly recommend this hike on a hot and sunny day - bring plenty of water, sunscreen and water shoes for the beach and you will have a great day.