Topic: Trail Times

Trail Times: Fall, 2021 — King Sisters Preserve Trail

Written on November 4, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Trail Times is a con­tin­u­ing series of arti­cles intro­duc­ing the Old Mil­i­tary Road Trail (OMRT), a pro­posed 18–21 mile cross-island non-motor­ized mul­ti-use trail link­ing Eng­lish Camp and Amer­i­can Camp and hon­or­ing the orig­i­nal Old Mil­i­tary Road. The King Sis­ters Pre­serve is an often over­looked lit­tle gem in our San Juan Island Trail Sys­tem. Strate­gi­cal­ly locat­ed in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Trail Times: Summer, 2021 — Zylstra Lake Trail

Written on August 18, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

Trail Times is a con­tin­u­ing series of arti­cles intro­duc­ing the Old Mil­i­tary Road Trail (OMRT), a pro­posed 18–21 mile cross-island non-motor­ized mul­ti-use trail link­ing Eng­lish Camp and Amer­i­can Camp and hon­or­ing the orig­i­nal Old Mil­i­tary Road. As the sum­mer’s heat wanes, here’s a fun easy hike to get you out there. This approx­i­mate­ly mile-and-a-half long east­ern  Con­tin­ue Reading

Zylstra Lake: Fall Trail Times 2020

Written on October 29, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Thanks to the coop­er­a­tion of the Land Bank and the San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust we now have a beau­ti­ful new and his­toric pub­lic land to explore. On Sep­tem­ber 26th, Nation­al Pub­lic Lands Day, 5 years of nego­ti­a­tions and plan­ning came to fruition when the 285-acre Zyl­stra Lake Pre­serve on San Juan Island offi­cial­ly opened part  Con­tin­ue Reading

Trail Times: Old Military Road Trail — An Illustrated Guide

Written on September 4, 2020 at 12:21 pm, by

Robin Don­nel­ly for the Old Mil­i­tary Road Trail Com­mit­tee… What a great time to be explor­ing our trails. Covid seems to have made us all more aware of the heal­ing pow­er of nature and our for­tu­nate abil­i­ty to be part of it. As sum­mer is wan­ing, fall col­ors are tak­ing over for the vibran­cy of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Trail Times: Spring Discoveries

Written on June 2, 2020 at 10:19 am, by

The fol­low­ing is shared from the Old Mil­i­tary Road Trail Com­mit­tee… Hel­lo Fel­low Islanders and Hik­ers, It seems that for many of us, ‘hun­ker­ing down’ on San Juan Island has involved enjoy­ing our mul­ti­tude of trails and even choos­ing some new trails to explore. If you’ve not yet expe­ri­enced the Amer­i­can Camp Trail, spring­time is  Con­tin­ue Reading