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.


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


Turnpoint Lighthouse, looking west toward Canada.


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


The view from one of the bluffs on Stuart Island.


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

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