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Mt Constitution, Washington State

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Mount Constitution is a mountain on Orcas Island, the highest point in the San Juan Islands and the second highest mountain on an ocean island in the contiguous 48 states. Only Devils Peak in the Channel Islands of California is higher. A stone observation tower patterned after a medieval watch tower stands at the summit. It was designed by architect Ellsworth Storey and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. The tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding islands, the Cascade Mountains, and many Canadian and American cities. On a clear day, the view encompasses locations as diverse as Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, Saturna Island, and the cities of Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia. Mount Constitution lies within the 5000acre Moran State Park.The prominence was named by Charles Wilkes during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838-1842 for the USS Constitution.
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  • Drive, hike or bike...but go to see the incredible views. It is definitely worth it! Construction was going on to remodel bathrooms when we were there taking up some of the parking.  more »
  • My family and I have been at this place a couple of times and it never gets old. The vie from the tower is amazing. You can see Vancouver, Bellingham, Mt. St. Hellen, Everett, Seattle and even heaven!...  more »
  • This was a must to see while staying on Orca's Island. The views are amazing. This is in Moran State Park, stop and get a parking pass for the day or a Discover Pass for the yr. After you drive up a w...  more »
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  • Awesome view from the top and beautiful small lakes on hike
  • Truly gorgeous view of the islands from the top of Mount Constitution. The observatory tower was great. Must see place in Moran state park.
  • Climbing Mt. Constitution with a bike. This is a great ride for climbers. Total distance from the ferry dock to the top of Mt. Constitution and back to the ferry is 37 miles, total climb is 3,492 feet. It's a hard climb, some sections are very steep. I am not a very strong climber, but I did the ride in 3 hours. Great view from the top, unfortunately the weather was not the best on the day of the ride.
  • Amazing views
  • I bicycled from the Rosario boat launch to the top of this mountain 1987.
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