Even though I've lived my whole life in Washington, there are so many places I haven't been. Deception Pass is one of them. I'm sure my parents or grandparents took me over the bridge when I was little, but I can't remember. And I'm definitely sure I never explored the state park that is there. Wow is it a gem!
Tonya, Tina, Mark and I drove up to the park and were all hoping it wouldn't start raining on us. We were sure lucky, because soon enough, blue skies came out and it was a gorgeous day.
The hike itself isn't hard, but we took a really long time anyways because it was so picturesque and lovely in every direction! I had to stop and take pictures all over the place.
Being the "first" hike of the season (quotes because I've done other hikes this year but this was the official opener!), it was perfect weather and perfect scenery. I'm definitely going back to do this one again and camp at the state park.
Deception Pass Headlands
350 ft elevation
More photos here.