2005 Easter at Deception Pass
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The day before Easter we decided to go for a one-night camping trip.  We threw some gear in the min-van and headed out not knowing where we'd end up.  Once on the road we decided to jump on a ferry boat and go to Whidbey Island.  As the sun was getting low, we stopped in Oak Harbor for some steak to cook over a fire and headed to the state park.

This was the end of March; the weather wasn't wonderful so the campground was only 1/3 full.  We set up camp just as the sun was setting then started a fire to cook our steaks and simply enjoy being out of town for a night.

On Easter morning we slept in and missed the sunrise services being held at the amphitheater.  We spent a few hours strolling along the beach trails, crossing the bridge and looking for some Geocaches.


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Gregg with an amazing geological speciman.
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Hand held self portrait.
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Deception Pass is one of my favorite Washington States Parks.  It is surrounded by salt water beaches and cliffs, has a large fresh water lake, and plenty of hiking trails.
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This is on the northern edge of the park.
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What's in there?
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As you round the point at the north end, you can see the highway bridge that crosses the pass.  A while later we drove across the bridge and stopped on the island in the middle.
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Notice this point.  You will see it from another vantage point in picture below.
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Art shot.
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See that point across the water?  That is where the pictures above were taken.
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This a little island in the middle of Deception Pass.  There was a Geocache out here that was quite difficult to get to.  In fact, the hills and cliffs were too steep for me to be running around on.  So I enjoyed this picturesque spot while Gregg took the GPS and found the cache.
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