We hiked to Fragrance Lake, which is in the Larrabee State Park, which is between Burlington & Bellingham, which is in the Northwest corner of Washington State. We drove on a road with the coolest name ever... Chuckanut Drive. Say it out loud. It's fun! Chuckanut!
Okay, back to the hike. It was steep in the beginning, but then got a little less steep toward the end. The kids did great though.
We discovered that Taylor is a great hike leader. She set a nice pace and stuck to it. She never once complained of being tired, as long as she was the leader. Everybody was happy while she was leading...
except Logan, who wanted to lead. We liked Logan being in the middle though. He has a tendency to run ahead when he's leading.
Once we figured out this system of hiking, things went smoothly.
We took a short spur to the summit. It was absolutely beautiful.
Looking out over Bellingham Bay. I think those peaks are Lummi Island, with the smaller, darker, Eliza Island in front of it.
The kids at the summit.
Taylor at the summit.
Fragrance Lake! We made it! Yay! After the kids threw some rocks in the water, (and acted like they were going to fall in) and James & I rested for a few minutes on a bench, we were off again.
We still had a 2 mile hike back down to the car.
At the end the hike, looking extremely happy...