Mountain Loop Hwy near Monte Cristo at Barlow Pass. The river has made a channel change and so we will help the Forest Service get this trail restored by completing a re-route. We'll work on cleaning up the tread and brushing the trail corridor. A one-mile walk from the Pass to the trailhead, and a short walk to the worksite from there.
This is the regular Thursday work party, so we will be meeting at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast at Subway, in Granite Falls. When you enter Granite Falls on 92, look for Subway on the left-hand side of the road. All volunteers are welcome join us. It is a great opportunity to meet your co-workers. Otherwise you can meet us at the trailhead at the regular time.
An old trail that has a history with the Northwest Mining Company as a former route on the Monte Cristo Railroad line. It is in "rude" condition, eroded and steep. However, as it is, it is in a remarkable condition of self-preservation. Elevation gain: 2600 feet. Hiking time: 11 hours. Hikable: late July-early October, day or overniter (good campsites scattered through basin).
GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head