Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The highest point on Fidalgo Island, near Anacortes, Washington, offers fantastic views, especially when the sky is clear.
To get there, follow Highway 20 westbound from I-5 toward Anacortes. After about 12 miles, veer left toward Whidbey Island. Go 2.75 miles farther, turn right on Campbell Lake Rd. Drive 1.5 miles to an intersection and turn right on Heart Lake Rd. After 1.25 miles, look for the sign to Mt. Erie.
RV’s should not attempt this 1.8 mile climb up the narrow, twisting Erie Mountain Drive. After 1.6 miles, look for a gravel pullout to the right, with a concrete path and green railing. This is the western view, over Burrows Bay and to the San Juans.
Continue up the road .2 mile to its end. Be sure to look from all viewpoints, east across Fidalgo Bay and south to Whidbey Island. Don’t miss it!