Walking the trails….

Walking into the light on Mitchell Hill....

Walking into the light on Mitchell Hill....

In November, President Obama signed the bill that included $6 million dollars to purchase the Mitchell Hill property & add it on to the national park at English Camp (or British Camp – I gotta ask Mike Vouri which is right.

It's right next to English Camp...

It's right next to English Camp...

Or Canadian Camp – maybe they want it back.)

It’s a beautiful 320-acre gift to the island, to future generations, and serves as a reminder of our work serving as stewards to the land.

So, on Saturday, I decided to take my brother from Alabama (Pat works with the Wilderness Society), nephew Thomas, and son Cam & gf Lauren out to the DNR property to check it out. I can report to you that the woods are a nice place to walk, and it’s nice to go through such a quiet, not-overtrodden place.

We came just a little ways of being able to get to Mount Young from the south, and I think you’d find it nice hike, too. There are maps at the trail entrance, and you can sort out how to get there by checking out the San Juan Trails Committee site (click here), which includes directions about how to locate the place’s trailhead. (Here is our congressman’s website, detailing the purchase from Washington state’s Department of Natural Resurces.)

Get out there and check it out when you get the chance.

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep...." YOu can see where Frost got lines like that, when you walk around the DNR land at Mitchell Hill. And yes, we have promises to keep....

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep...." You can see where Frost got lines like that, when you walk around the DNR land at Mitchell Hill. And yes, we have promises to keep....

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 2:25 pm by

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