Turtleback Mountain Preserve


Day Hike - Turtleback Mountain Preserve: Turtlehead Summit

We will hike to the top of Turtleback Mountain for an expansive view of the San Juans.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,295 ft

Meet at Outback Inn parking lot Eastsound at 9:30 am.

This hike on Orcas Island is part of the Island Hikes Series led by Julie Miller (206-283-1406. julandmil@comcast.net) and Kathy Biever (206-283-9047. eskay39@comcast.net).  

This event is one of multiple day Orcas Island hikes. Starting Monday Sept. 28th, 2015 and ending on Wed. Sept 30th. To be included in all events please also sign up for Mt. Constitution and Turtleback Mountain. Example: if you hike Mt Constitution on Monday sign up for Turtleback Mountain on Tues.

Leaders will be staying at the Outlook Inn on Orcas the nights of MON, SEP 28 and TUE, SEP 29. Hikers should make their own reservations with the hotel. www.outlookinn.com.  360-376-2200.  info@outlookinn.com.   

Info regarding ferry reservation will be forthcoming.


Turtleback Mountain Preserve

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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