Monday, January 11, 2016

Upright Head Preserve Erratic and Forest

One last post on Upright Head (upright-head-wdot-property-walkabout and upright-head-conglomerate).
To the west of the Lopez Island ferry landing is Upright Head Preserve. The preserve was purchased by the San Juan Land Bank (

A fair bit of the forest in the preserve is typical western Washington forest.

Western red cedar

Western hemlock

Trial through forest towards northern tip of Upright Head
The trail follows a former road route

The northern tip of Lopez at the north end of the preserve has another stand of junipers with madrones and balds as well as view to the north.

From left to right:
Orcas, Obstruction, Lummi and Blakely

For glacial minded folks there is a large glacial erratic in the forest east of the main trail. A bit of the British Columbia Coast Range brought to Lopez Island during the last glacial period.

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