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).