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Day Hike - Oyster Dome

Nice but uneventful hike from Samish Overlook to Lily Lake, North Butte, and Oyster Dome.

  • Road rough but passable
  • All trails in good shape.  Final 30' feet to the top of North Butte are more a scramble than a hike but not difficult.

Counterclockwise hike in the Oyster Dome area starting at the Samish Overlook trailhead then going to Lily Lake, North Butte, Oyster Dome, and back to Samish Overlook.  During the initial leg to North Butte we saw nobody except a couple groups of trail runners as  when we were near the butte.  Lunch at pretty little Lily Lake was nice but brief because we got a bit cold.  As expected, we saw many many people (and dogs) as we approached Oyster Dome itself, as well as all along the main trail from Oyster Dome back to the TH.

Conditions were overcast with a few brief periods of light rain.  No views from either North Butte or Oyster Dome.  The weather broke when we got back to the TH with blue skies, full sun, and distant views  from Samish Overlook of Skagit Valley and the Sound.