Vacationing in the San Juans: hike to Turnpoint Lighthouse

Every time we vacation in the San Juans, we take a boat ride to Stuart Island and then hike the seven-mile round trip to Turnpoint Lighthouse, the westernmost point in the continental United States.

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Looking for orcas on the boat ride over to Stuart Island.

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Turnpoint Lighthouse, looking west toward Canada.

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Stuart Island’s old schoolhouse, now turned into a community library and a small museum.

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The view from one of the bluffs on Stuart Island.

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Stopping at the rope swing is always one of the highlights of the hike.DSCN0951

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