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Indian Island County Park — Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

Olympic Peninsula

Trip Report By

WTA Member

 

300 

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition

Road

Road suitable for all vehicles

Bugs

No bugs

Snow

Snow free

Fixed Thanksgiving Dinner on Indian Island this year!  i've included 3min of video highlights in the link below..

Rainy day for the holiday, so I needed a quick access trail and this one worked great.  I took the Isthmus Trail's stairs down to the beach and found a great spot, set up the table, chair, stove and managed to cook the gourmet turkey rolls (stuffed individually with either dressing, green beans, yams, or cranberry sauce) before a rain squall hit.  My umbrella let me enjoy dinner without getting wet.  Afterwards, I hiked the Isthmus trail loop with great views of the Portage Bay/Channel and Kitsap Peninsula across the water.  But the best feature was the variety of contorted madrona trees!

Comments

Reba on Indian Island County Park

Thanks Joe for the thoughtful video. I’ll have to check out Indian island.

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rebadeba on Nov 27, 2017 11:56 AM

JoeHendricks on Indian Island County Park

Thanks for watching it Reba!

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JoeHendricks on Nov 27, 2017 12:11 PM

olypen360 on Indian Island County Park

I love your entry. I live in this county. I've hiked in many places in the world and Indian Island is one of my all time favorite spots. I am one of those people who will be there on a rainy day in the winter months and have the whole place to myself. I do want to let you that that isn't Kitsap Peninsula you're looking at from what you described. That would be Quimper Peninsula which, along with Indian and Marrowstone Islands, is part of East Jefferson County. If you look hard at the map, you'll see that East Jefferson County is shaped like a dragon. Local legend has its name as Noquiklos, the Chimacum Indian word for devil. The head would be Port Townsend, right front leg - the islands, left front leg - Miller Peninsula Gardiner, right rear leg - Port Ludlow, left rear leg - Bolton Peninsula, and the tail would be Coyle Peninsula. I'm glad you had such a pleasant time. Peace.

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olypen360 on Nov 27, 2017 01:07 PM

olypen360 on Indian Island County Park

I accidentally wrote Gardiner which is a town on Miller Peninsula.

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olypen360 on Nov 27, 2017 01:09 PM

JoeHendricks on Indian Island County Park

Thanks for watching the video and for the correction regarding Kimper Peninsula!

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JoeHendricks on Nov 27, 2017 01:22 PM

JoeHendricks on Indian Island County Park

Quimper, not Kimper - sorry for the typo

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JoeHendricks on Nov 27, 2017 01:23 PM

The Hikester on Indian Island County Park

I know I'm about three years behind, but thanks for this video. I'm new to WA and was looking to up my game for festive meals on the trail in my new state. Your video is inspiring! Maybe there is life after tuna.

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The Hikester on Dec 07, 2020 04:24 PM

JoeHendricks on Indian Island County Park

Thank you Hikester! Holiday Wilderness Feasts are a lot of fun!

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JoeHendricks on Dec 08, 2020 06:20 AM