Monte Cristo Hike Aug 2010


Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010<br />This is the site of a washed out bridge, where we crossed the south fork of the Sauk River on a large downed tree.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />The early parts of the trail were smooth and level.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />A sign remembers the Weden House site (~100 years ago).Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />The trail winds a while through the trees.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010. <br />Bee on fireweed.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010<br />Mechanized luggage hauler vehicle at Monte Cristo.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010<br />The old railroad turntable at the Monte Cristo townsite.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010<br />A historical landmark description of the Monte Cristo area... readit on the Internet:<br /> http://mcpa.us/index.htmlHike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010<br />Ron & Fran Black at the Monte Cristo townsite.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Fran Black identifies with this mining electric motor, manufactured in Schenectady, NY... near her birthplace.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010<br />The nameplate from the electric motor in image 0223.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010<br />The South Fork Sauk River as it passes by the Monte Cristo townsite.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010. <br />Monte Cristo townsite. The peak WSW of Monte Cristo (Maybe Lat 47.9840 Long -121.4060, 5176 ft ?) ....Closer than Silvertip Peak (Lat 47.9751, long -121.4700, 6140 ft.)Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Looking north from Monte Cristo townsite.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Monte Cristo townsite, with railroad rail in South Fork of Sauk River.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Fran at entry to Monte Cristo townsite.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Fran at bridge near Monte Cristo townsiteHike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Information sign, near Monte Cristo townsite.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010<br />Thimbleberries.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010<br />Goldenrod.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />The peak WSW of Monte Cristo (Maybe Lat 47.9840 Long -121.4060, 5176 ft ?) ....Closer than Silvertip Peak (Lat 47.9751, long -121.4700, 6140 ft.)Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Along the South Fork of the Sauk River, near Monte Cristo.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Red ElderberryHike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010. Exposed rails from Monte Cristo-Everett railroad, eroded by the South Fork of the Sauk River.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010<br />Devil's Club.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Lewis Peak (I think).Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />This is a telephoto view of the falls shown in image 0273, 0274.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Lewis Peak on the left, a falls in the center is shown in telephoto view image 0272.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />This is the fallen tree that we use in place of the flood destroyed bridge to cross the South Fork of the Sauk River, closest to Lewis Peak.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />This is the fallen tree that we use in place of the flood destroyed bridge to cross the South Fork of the Sauk River, closest to Lewis Peak.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />This is the place on the South Fork of the Sauk River that used to have a strong vehicular bridge before a flood washed it away a few years ago. Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Fran cools off at the river crossing....Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />The water in the South Fork of the Sauk River looks very clear and cold.Hike to Monte Cristo, WA, ghost town in Snohomish County. Aug 18, 2010.<br />Fran leans back onto a slanting dead tree, which has some "conks" showing.

These images were taken with my Fuji  HS10 "bridge camera".


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