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The two RV Gypsies (plus one)
took a ride up to Mount Erie
June 22, 2015

Mount Erie is a mountain in Skagit County, Washington. The park land is owned and operated by the city of Anacortes and is located in the south of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands.

history bookMount Erie was named in 1841 by the Wilkes Expedition for the Battle of Lake Erie. The mountain itself was first explored in the 1960s by local climbers. The mountain is known for its climbing as well as for the view from the summit. Mount Erie is a city park operated by the City of Anacortes and the summit is accessible via a single-lane, paved road from the base. At 1,273 feet tall, Mount Erie is the highest point on Fidalgo Island. Mount Baker, which lies about 43 miles to the northeast, can easily be seen from Mount Erie. On a clear day, Mount Rainier can be seen in the southeast, approximately 117 miles distant. But it was not a clear enough day for the two RV Gypsies to see either mountain.

The mountain is composed mostly of feldspar and hornblende rich diorite.

Mt Erie sign
sign about the Mountain Guardian
warning sign about falling

Despite warning signs and the very sad sign shown below, the two RV Gypsies saw a female near the cliffs edge and when Karen made a comment to her, she said, "I come here all the time and have walked here hundreds of times and I know what I am doing." Even the lady with her was horrified by where her friend was walking. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us, regardless of age! Karen wishes her well.

sign about 13 year old Jonathan Leland Glass that died on Mount Erie

The cliff's edge.

The cliff's edge
The cliff's edge

Lake Campbell and houses as seen from Mount Erie

Lake Campbell
houses down below
Lake Campbell
a small island in Lake Campbell

A bit of the view beyond Lake Campbell.

A bit of the view beyond Lake Campbell.
panorama at Mt Erie

Karen, Lee, and Ilse

locks on both sides of the railing,
many with dates and/or names

Karen, Lee, and Ilse

After leaving Mount Erie, it was time to stop for ice cream. But when the price and size of the ice cream was revealed, only Lee would buy one. They would not make smaller ones.

ice cream sign
Lee Duquette and a colossal ice cream cone
Lee Duquette and a colossal ice cream cone
Look below

Please continue on to any of these 44 sections in the state of Washington that you have not yet seen. There is also a link to BC, Canada below.

Travel to Washington

Segway tour of Seattle

Seattle, Pike Place, Waterfront, Sculptures

Art at the Seattle Center

Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle

Space Needle in Seattle

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Settle - July 1


Anacortes and Cap Sante Marina

Cape Flattery / Tootish Island / Neah Bay / Sea Otters / Sea Caves

Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass Boat Tour

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Forks (as in the Twilight movie)

Mount Baker

Mount Erie and Lake Campbell

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Vernon and the Skagit Riverwalk

North Cascades National Park

Ladder Creek/Powerhouse Gorge-day

Ladder Creek/Powerhouse Gorge-night

Olympic National Park

Hoh Rain Forest

Marymere Falls near Olympic NP

Pillar Point County Park - Clallam County

Port Angeles

Port Angeles Whale tour

Port Townsend

Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend

Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend

Point Defiance Park and Garden in Tacoma

Rainbow Falls State Park

Sandy Cove Park - a great picnic spot

Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park

Sekiu Overlook /Whale Trail and Rosie

Snoqualmie Falls

Strawberry Festival in Marysville

Totem Poles and Jamestown S'Klallam Indian Reservation in Blyn

divider bar

funky hamburger joints



Chehalis campground

Thunderbird Resort TT in Monroe

KOA-Port Angeles-Sequim

Seattle / Tacoma KOA in Kent

Concrete / Grandy KOA and TT

Look below

go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have seen all of the above sections, please continue on to British Columbia, Canada: Cultus Lake, Bridal Falls, Harrison Hot Springs, City of Hope, the tunnels, Whistler, Brandywine Falls, Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, Shannon Falls, a bear tour, Lac La Hache Provincial Park, Prince George, Glaciers and waterfalls in Smithers, salmon jumping, Indians net fishing and more.