Know your island walk on ‘the wild west side’

  • Thu Oct 19th, 2017 5:29pm
  • Life

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Receive a little history with a walk on the wild west side of San Juan Island.

From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 28, Doug McCutchen will take participants on the main trails through the west side with a focus on ecological and human history, including lime mining, agriculture, Tribes and First Nations, Hawaiians, fish traps, commercial fishing, geology, and ecological history.

The total length is two miles and it is rated moderate, with gentle trails. After the formal walk, anyone, who is interested and physically able, is invited to preview the proposed trail route up the Reiss property. It would add about another mile and is steep and rocky with uneven terrain. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Meet at the Lime Kiln State Park and carpool.