Jack Hartt is Park Manager of Deception Pass State Park. 

Fire in the Park

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We have had two wildland fires in the park already. That is two too many. Both were quickly extinguished thanks to the watchful eyes of visitors who were helpful to let us know about them early on while they were small.

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Go Climb a Tree

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Sit in the canopy of an old-growth fir.

It’s exhilarating.

It’s a natural high.

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Kiket an Island Again?

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From the earliest records and maps, we know that Kiket Island was always an island, connected at low tide to the rest of Fidalgo Island, but with water setting it free every high tide.

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Solvitur ambulando!

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Sitting is the new smoking, they say. Many of us spend hours a day sitting at a desk, then another hour driving a car or riding a bus, then another hour or two or more couch-surfing.

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Big Cedar Trail

Big Cedar Trail

Some of the wonders of Deception Pass are obvious, such as the power of the waters churning through the Pass itself, the historical treasures of the CCC structures, the cathedral forests of old growth at Hoypus and North Beach, and the beauty of the diverse beaches ready for exploration and discovery.

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