Response to Bikey
thanks all (and particularly bikey),
i'll definitely try the county park campsite and report back how it was. If you were to do one weekend there, what route would you do and where would you camp? I'll obviously take your recommendation below of where to camp. Do you think I should use that as my base camp and then bike around each day from there, or is there another camp you recommend going to also?
I'm thinking of driving to Anacortes since I heard the trainstop is 20 miles away from the ferry (according to a lady I spoke with from one of the san juan recreation websites), then taking a ferry to the San Juan Island. Maybe I'll just skip Orcas though I heard they have good climbs and views and it's wooded. I'm surprised you don't recommend it. I heard it was wooded and pretty, but difficult (I'm not in amazing shape yet)