Monte Cristo Townsite

From 1899 to 1907 Monte Cristo was a mining town. Harvesting mainly gold and Silver. Later on it became a resort town and now a well preserved ghost town. Something we don’t see enough of in the dampness of the great PNW. The hike out to the townsite is an adventure in its own. You…


Red Mountain Lookout

The hike to Red Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area of Washington is one that will bring you back in time. It’s one of the most remote areas of the state. The trail is swarmed with ancient old growth along with several culturally modified trees from early Native American inhabitants. Being there was…

Lime Kiln Trail

The Lime Kiln Trail in Granite Falls, Wa follows the old railroad grade that used to connect communities, industry, and commerce along the river. The railroad was built in 1892 and abandoned by 1934. It’s an almost 7 mile round trip hike. The trail is marked well and has gradual elevation gains and losses throughout….