Resort Cabins – through the seasons

These photos showcase the Monte Cristo Resort cabins, built in the 1950’s by the Wilkes, on the former railroad yards. These are currently on US Forest Service property. The actual Monte Cristo townsite remains are beyond the cabins (to the left), across 76 creek. A steel bridge and well maintained trail will lead you there. Follow Dumas street past many marked building sites. At an intersection of trails, left will take you to the remains of the United Companies Concentrator (once the tallest building in Snohomish County), right will lead you to Sunday Falls and other townsite remains, and straight ahead leads to more remains, Glacier Falls and Glacier Basin (Glacier falls an easy .75 miles, Glacier Basin about 2 miles, including some tactical/steep climbs).

August Volunteer Work Party

Join us August 15th (3rd Saturday) for our volunteer work party. Meet at Barlow Pass gate. Feel free to let us know to expect you so we can wait for your arrival. Realize there is zero phone reception once outside Granite Falls, so no means to make contact the morning of the work party.

Due to USFS restrictions, we’ll mainly be doing brushing and maintenance work on the county roadway. We may opt to paint the county gate at Barlow should anyone be interested in that task.

Please plan to arrive prior to 9:00 so we can tag up and disperse at 9:00.