Actually, you get two islands in one when you visit Orcas Island - the west dominated by sun spirit - and the east dominated by tree spirit. The sun drenched west side is awash in wildflowers all spring and summer. Ditches gone daisy crazy and tangles of pink sweet framing salt water views are your reward for selecting Westsound or Deer Harbor as your destination. The opposite direction offers dramatic terrain draped in evergreen splendor. Thousands of acres of fir and pine stretch from ridgeline to shoreline punctuated only by pristine fresh water lakes. Take a dip in Cascade Lake as you pass through Moran State Park on your way to Doe Bay or Olga. Whichever way you go, there is plenty of "wow" factor everywhere you turn. This trip is also good by classic convertible!
Pros: eastside, westside, inbetween
Cons: steep terrain, restromos, summer crowds