About 20 miles north of Tahkenitch Dunes
— where I hiked about two months ago — lies another system of trails and dunes at Sutton Creek.
While the hike there was shorter and less strenuous, and the scenery not quite as spectacular, compared with Tahkenitch, nevertheless, Sutton Creek has a charm of its own, and is well worth a visit.
We parked at Holman Vista,
which is the western trailhead. After soaking in the gorgeous view from the viewing deck there, the trail heads southeast to Sutton Campground,
about a mile and a quarter away (as the crow flies). The four sections of the trail, which form a lopsided and deformed figure-eight (see map
) total about four and a quarter miles.
I took 154 photos during the hike — 56 of those were action shots of my daughter on a rope swing, while another 43 were to capture a single panorama. For this album I distilled these images down to the best 24.