A snow shower band stayed in place over a swath of northwest Washington last evening leading to a snow day. Mid day I took a walk-about on the east end of Samish Island.
Lummi Peak is the high point of Lummi Island to the northwest
Chuckanut Mountain to the northeast with Samish Bay in the foreground
Blanchard Mountain with Samish Bay in the foreground
On USGS topographic maps Blanchard Mountain is lumped together with Chuckanut Mountian. Locally the term Blanchard Mountain is used for the southern summit area. The name is derived from the small village of Blanchard at the base of the mountain. Geologically the two mountains are markedly different with the northern Chuckanut Mountain underlain by Chuckanut Formation sedimentary rocks of Eocene age. Blanchard is underlain by metamorphic rocks of Jurassic age.
Lyman Hill to the southeast
Lyman Hill is 2,000 feet higher than the highest point on Chuckanut Mountain. Perhaps it seems hill like as to the main portions of the North Cascade Range is further to the east behind the "hill".
Alice Bay viewed from Scott Point at the east end of Samish Isalnd
The road towards home.
The road to Samish Island looking south from the island across the flats
Samish Island is an island that can be driven to. The island was separated from the mainland by tide flats prior to dikes being built to create farm land.
The road heading up onto the island
It was sort of a black and white day - mot much color with the snow and overcast. One bright spot was this Ixoreus naevius
(varied thrush) on a small native cherry in the forest.