My husband took off some days from work for his birthday.
64! He's old ;-)
We decided to head up the Hiline road to the Cyrus Gates Overlook parking lot and begin our day of wandering by going down the Rock Trail. You can read about the Rock trail and see more photos of the area HERE.
It was a beautiful blue sky day for our hike.
Here's today's view of the bay from the Overlook parking lot.
When we got to the trail junction with the Lost lake trail, we took a right and headed to Burnout point.
There are no signs telling you that Burnout point is to the right, but now you know an insider tip.
We hiked to Burnout point (2 years ago) on my 60th birthday, you can read about that epic day in "my" life HERE. On that particular hike we did a point to point hike from Larrabee Park's, Fragrance lake trail and ended at North Chuckanut trailhead.
On this hike today I'm 62 and still savoring everyday.
The views from Burnout point, starting at the south and working my way to the north.
We continued walking up the road till it dead ended. From this point we could see Lost lake (where we were headed). If you click to enlarge the photo below you will see the lake easier.
and Mt. Baker.
After we ate lunch we headed down the trail towards Lost lake. If you look closely you can just see my husbands head above a tree.
Just one of the "5" Trillium's we saw today.
I found this fella hanging around in a tree down by Lost lake.
The photo below was taken with me standing in front of this massive root ball to show it's size in comparison to me.
When we got back to the Rock trail/Lost lake trail sign junction we continued on straight and repeated our way towards Burnout point, but this time we took a right at the junction near Burnout point. We were still on the Lost lake trail but headed towards the Chinscraper trail junction that would lead us back up to the Cyrus Gates Overlook parking lot.
The area is popular with the mountain bikers, and at this trail junction they have labeled the trail for bikers to the left and hikers to the right.
The chinscraper section is about 1 mile in length and pretty much "up".
I really enjoyed it.
It was nice to be out hiking with my husband on his birthday week, we had such a good time together.
I checked to see what the high temp for the day was and saw this - wow!
Here's a video collage of our day.
total miles hiked - 8.25
minimum altitude - 1097 feet
maximum altitude - 1860 feet
total ascent - 1833 feet
total descent - 1779 feet