Orcas Island being our base, we ventured out on a road trip this morning up to Mount Constitution.

Though the Nature surrounding us is tremendous, thanks to the dedication of ‘The Moran State Park’ in 1921 with locals having been very active in the conservation of this area, I would have loved to see it back in that time, when this round was cut from a Douglas Fir in 1932 at the estimated age of 322 years. The tree would have ‘recently’ had its 400 birthday. Can you imagine an entire forest full of trees that age ?

During our visit here we got to experience some of the most beautiful sunshine, confirming that the islands have a less rainy micro climate then nearby Seattle, so we did not mind a day of overcast skies. The view from the overlook is stunning anyhow.