Gentle Guemes Mountain is the centerpiece to 534 acres (216 ha) of public and private protected land, thanks to the Skagit Land Trust, San Juan Preservation Trust, island residents, and hundreds of conservation-minded citizens.
Follow a hiker-only path, thanks to the Washington Trails Association, weaving through attractive forest to the broad prairie summit that bursts with wildflowers in the spring and
rewards with sublime views of rolling pasture, emerald islands, and snow-capped peaks.
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