|View from the Samish Overlook Hang Glider Launch: Samish Bay, Samish Island and Mount Erie in the distance.|
With Galbraith, Chuckanut and Lookout mountains so close to Bellingham, we don't ride Blanchard Mountain nearly as often as we should. It's just that little bit farther from town and to really explore its charms--of which there are many--it'd end up being a six-hour day, which we can't always do.
|John checks out some of our road-riding routes: Chuckanut Drive, Colony Road, Bow Hill, Samish Island and more.|
|A lovely bench on the Lily Lake trail offers the opportunity to swim a few laps.|
|Tight squeeze in John's truck.|
Here's our route: