Sometimes the Salish Sea seems so big that you just want a walk around an island lake. Mountain Lake on Orcas Island is perfect for this. The old growth forests, the incredible coves and gorgeous view of Mt. Constitution make it one of my favorite hikes.
Morning mist lingers at Mountain Lake in Moran State Park. Paddle on the peaceful lake or walk the four-mile trail around it. Or just relax on the dock, like Jennifer Imamura from Berkeley, Calif. (left) and Sylvia Yang of Anacortes.