Day Hike - Whidbey Island West Shore

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Day Hike - Whidbey Island West Shore

Whidbey Island is a great place to look at Puget Sound's glacial history and, at the same time, view ducks wintering in the area. We will visit 2 or three Whidbey islands sites in all.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Pace: slow

7:50 AM at 145th Street Park and Ride.

Our first stop, the bluffs at Double Bluff may be the best exposures (outcrops) on Whidbey Island where you can get an idea of the late glacial history of Puget Sound. This sequence is made up of glacial, glacial-marine, and non-glacial sediments that were deposited between 290,000 years ago and 11,000 years ago.  We will walk the beach & examine the bluffs & also ducks in the bay.  We will visit a couple other sites for ducks.

Route/Place

Whidbey Island West Shore


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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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