Laura’s Birthday Escapade!

Sunday October 7- Laura’s Birthday Escapade!

(Gifts welcome, but not mandatory for participation 😉

Let’s hike to a ghost town!  This hike is for all ability levels – little elevation gain, walking on an old railbed and only one funky stream crossing over a log. In addition to some wonderful old buildings and a railway turntable, enjoy stunning views above the town.  Hike is an 8 mile round trip with ending elevation at 2800 feet but a gain of only 700. 

Read more about the history of the area here: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/monte-cristo-143

We will carpool from the REI parking lot.  Meet at 7:45 to be on the road by 8 a.m.  Drive takes approximately an hour and 45 minutes from REI to the trailhead.  Plan to give your driver $5-10.  From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass and park there (elev. 2360 ft).