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    Chuckanut Mountain Trail: a Fall Hiking Essential List

     Pack for a new Chuckanut Drive Trail hike with the practical tips from the Oyster Bar team consisted of keen hikers and explorers.

    Choose the best hiking spots 

    The one-day Chuckanut Mountain Trail hike is one of the most popular ways to experience the fall beauty of the Pacific Northwest in September.

    Located near Bellingham, the Chuckanut Mountain Trail is a 7-mile trail with spectacular forest and lake views.

    With an online trail map on Hiking Project, you can easily plan your trip. You will find there some helpful suggestions from other hikers. They provide detailed trail guides to 14 trails.

    After adding the best hiking spots to your map, draw up a hiking checklist.

    The first-aid kit for hiking

    Even a simple scrape of cut may overshadow your trip if not treated in time. That is why first and foremost, consider essential first-aid supplies.

    Your hiking first-aid kit should contain lightweight, breathable surgical tape for blisters and cuts, antiseptic wipes, fine tweezers, safety pins.

    To stay hydrated, follow the best hiking recommendation – a half-liter of water at moderate temperature.

    Navigation tools

    To stay on track, bring a standard compass, a map, and a GPS device. It is essential to spend some time learning navigation.

    After putting the targeted hiking destination on the map, you will orient yourself and better understand nearby surroundings.

    With the GPS device, you can keep yourself updated with your location.

    Seasonally appropriate clothing

    According to the Weather Atlas,  the September weather across the region promises pleasant sunny days with the average day temperature 65°F (18.3° C) with the following breezy evenings (50°F (10°C)) and cold nights 40°F (4.4°C).

    So, to keep yourself warm and dry, choose hiking apparel made of quick-drying fabrics. No cotton underwear.

    It absorbs sand may result in painful chafing when it gets wet. Hiking pants that can zip off into shorts, an insulated vest, and a pair of gloves are other great solutions for September Chuckanut Mountain Trail hiking.

    Waterproof hiking boots

    Lightweight hiking boots are a must-have item on your list. Since you are likely to encounter chilly rain or some muddy spots typical for the area in September, so the boots should be waterproof.

    On the other hand, for easy routes on well-established trails which feature many Chuckanut Mountain hikes, you can get by with good running shoes.

    Whatever shoes you choose, wear wool or synthetic socks, but not cotton ones because they absorb less perspiration, and may cause blisters.

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    Finish your adventurous day in the Oyster Bar. Try the best local foods from our seasonally inspired menu and excellent wine from the award-winning wine list in a welcoming environment.
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    Featured Wine: Domaine Magdalena Cabernet Sauvignon

    (Bin #1114 $87) This sophisticated, balanced Washington Red is everything a Cabernet from Red Mountain should be. It’s fine tannins accent the beautiful notes of blackberry, rose petal and earth. Domaine Magdalena is not only beautifully made but also thoughtfully made. The wine undergoes wild yeast fermentation, is unfiltered and is Demeter certified biodynamic. This wine can stand alone but would pair nicely with so many of our dishes including our vegetarian and wild game options.

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