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Hiking, exploring the historic Monte Cristo mining town

Land managers balance site preservation with environmental concerns

A group of Bellingham hikers pose in front of the Monte Cristo sign.
A group of Bellingham hikers, including Elliott Almond (back row, second from left), stop June 14 next to the old sign welcoming visitors to the mining town of Monte Cristo. (Photo courtesy of Ken Harrison)
By Elliott Almond CDN Contributor
MONTE CRISTO, Snohomish County — A peaceful hike along the south fork of the Sauk River leads to a
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