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Hike 9/19 Monte Cristo Road / Townsite


4 - 9 miles, up to 500 feet elevation gain.


Trip description

I had the opportunity to visit the historic Monte Cristo Townsite last September and was in awe of the blazing fall colors that painted some of the surrounding mountainsides. I thought, "I've gotta bring a group up here in September sometime." So let's do it! We'll start from Barlow Pass on the Mountain Loop Highway east of Granite Falls, and follow the gated road about 4 miles or so to the townsite, following the valley of the South Fork Sauk River. You'll have the option to hike part or all of the road, depending on your ambitions. Any distance is beautiful in that valley in the fall. About a mile from the start, you'll cross the river, which usually involves stepping in a few inches of water that is flowing slowly. A pair of sandals or crocs or similar are recommended to keep your hiking shoes dry.

  • 70 US dollars
  • Meet at Everett Station Park & Ride Lot B. Look for large white passenger van.

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Cancellation Policy

To cancel from a trip, contact Andy via email or text. Cancellations more than two weeks before a trip receive a full refund minus a $5 fee. Cancellations more than 3 days but less than 2 weeks before the trip receive a 50% refund. Sorry, no refund on cancellations 3 days or less before the trip. Some trips may be changed with short notice due to unforeseen conditions. You're encouraged to go along with the alternate plan, but are entitled to a full refund if you opt out.


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