Huddled over a chartbook of the Puget Sound, five of us from three different boats chatted about favorite cruising routes, circled anchorages in pencil and discussed some of the best hiking we’d found along the way. Next to our charts we had laid out a map of the very nearby Cascade Mountain Range and as we glanced back and forth, it became apparent that between our water-born activities and the ability to access trails that crisscross these peaks, the possibilities for adventure are nearly endless.
Hiking and cruising go hand in hand, and for many cruisers it is their main source of activity once the boat is firmly anchored. Whether it is strolling a palm tree-lined beach, climbing a bluff that overlooks your anchorage or walking a few miles for provisions — urban hiking, as we like to call it — once your dinghy hits shore, you’re exploring. But the parallels of cruising in a sailboat and then hiking once you’ve made landfall are all too perfect. What other modes of travel do you get to go so slow, while at the same time soaking in and experiencing everything that surrounds you? Maybe that’s truly why so many of us tend to love them both.
Enjoy this week’s edition.
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