Here at WildSnow, we try to do something every day to stay in shape. Our theory is that at least 30 minutes a day will keep us balanced. This is especially true as we begin to re-group from our extended and busy ski season, and enjoy a few months of summer activities. While visiting the Pacific Northwest, the lush forests lure us to hike. One evening we walked to Oyster Dome above Bellingham, Washington.
Oyster Dome is a large rock cliff on Blanchard Mountain. Rising from Samish Bay, Blanchard Mountain is the point on the Cascades where mountain meets sea. We drove to the parking place off of Barrel Springs Road, Discover Pass required. From the trailhead, it’s roughly 2 miles to Oyster Dome via a lovely trail switch backing through dense, second growth forest carpeted with ferns and moss.