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Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Puget Sound and Islands

Trip Report By

WTA Member

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Hiked Jun 11, 2018

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition

Road

Road suitable for all vehicles

Bugs

Bugs were not too bad

Snow

Snow free

The slough does a good job of representing spring.  There are baby swallows being fed by parents, baby bunnies, and spring wildflowers.  The old resident eagles are always there.  The are large and beautiful.

I met a photographer with the largest and longest lens I have ever seen.  This is a popular place for ornithologists and bird watchers.

Comments

silverhair on Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Great shots Geezer! How long is this trail or time spent exploring? There doesn't seem to be any info on this.Seems like a lovely spot.
Thanks in advance.

Silverhair

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silverhair on Jun 14, 2018 07:21 AM

geezerhiker on Wiley Slough - Fir Island

Take Interstate 5 to Exit 221, just south of Mount Vernon in Skagit County. Go west from the freeway and turn right on to Fir Island Road, following the sign for Conway/La Conner. In 1.8 miles, turn left onto Wylie Road and follow for 1 mile to a T-intersection and a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife sign. Turn left and follow the signs to either of the two parking lots. You need a Discover Pass.

There are several trails that cover several miles. The best trail is to the right from the parking lot. Keep following the road/trail until it ends at the wetlands. There is another road that goes to the right at a bridge, but there is not as much to see on that road. I usually spend about two hours at the Slough.

Happy trails,
Geezerhiker

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geezerhiker on Jun 14, 2018 07:40 AM