Deception Pass

Adventures

I’ve been doing this weird thing lately called hiking. It’s where you walk around outside, except up mountains, hills and beaches, in sneakers instead of hills and out in the wilderness.

I did something like this in Nevada, except it included a lot more sage brush and watching my ex boyfriend hunt than in Washington. Here, there are lots of pretty plants, rivers and waves to look at. A few weeks ago I went on an adventure to Deception Pass in Anacortes, WA.

Anacortes

It was a drive, a ferry ride and then more of a drive to get there, but, man, it was worth it. You do need a discover pass to get in, but the person who drove had one so that was pretty painless. The first beach you park at is pretty packed. but the population of the trail got smaller the further in we went.

Anacortes

There were a lot of locations where you could sit on rocks and watch the waves, bird and sea animals float by, and the trail went in and out through the trees. We brought snacks but I’d suggest bringing a decent sized picnic. There isn’t really anywhere around to get a good, quick meal. Also, the bathrooms were questionable – but I always assume they will be when you’re going to a park hours away from the city.

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The pass itself is a long bridge. Under the bridge are a ton of whirlpools that you can kind of see here. They’re gorgeous. I’m afraid of heights so I don’t know if I fully appreciated them, but it was a great view from the top of the bridge down on the water. Across this bridge there’s even a beach with a tide pool. My phone was nearly dead by then so I don’t have any photos, but there’s a folk tale of mermaids that lived in the area. Isn’t that cool?

Unfortunately, no mermaids were spotted.

Have you ever been to Deception Pass? How about seen a mermaid? :)

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    Bri @ My Life As
    June 2, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I haven’t gone in awhile but I love hiking!

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      Brittany
      July 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      It’s so good! You should go!

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    Rachael
    June 2, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Girl, that is GORGEOUS!!

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      Brittany
      July 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks!

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    mona concepcion (@kirida)
    June 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    what is this hiking you speak of? Can you get wifi there?

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      Brittany
      July 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      No wifi so far. But if I see a hike that has a cell phone tower, I’ll let you know :).

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    Susannah
    June 2, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    What a fun hike!!!!! :-) I love Deception Pass!

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      Brittany
      July 21, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      It was so gorgeous!

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    June 11, 2014 at 4:04 am

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