Monte Cristo, WA
a long day hiking.
the going is easy, it’s an old gravel roadbed, 4 miles back to the site of the former mining town. there are still some relatively modern (or semi-modernized) structures on the site, and a few vestiges of old equipment. the last of the original 19th-century structures burned down in 1983, apparently.
a nice walk, a bit long though. 8 miles round trip, an elevation difference of only about 400ft. next time we’ll opt for something that works the muscles harder, but doesn’t abuse the joints for quite so long.
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mikeyboy.com’s monte cristo, wa photoset