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The Iron Goat Trail

a guidebook

by Becky Wandell

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  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Mountaineers in Seattle, WA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Iron Goat Trail (Wash.),
  • Washington (State),
  • Iron Goat Trail
    • Subjects:
    • Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.) -- History.,
    • Hiking -- Washington (State) -- Iron Goat Trail -- Guidebooks.,
    • Iron Goat Trail (Wash.) -- Guidebooks.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementBecky Wandell for Volunteers for Outdoor Washington ; [edited by Paula Thurman].
      ContributionsThurman, Paula., Volunteers for Outdoor Washington.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV199.42.W22 I769 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination68 p. :
      Number of Pages68
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL387768M
      ISBN 100898866243
      LC Control Number98050805
      OCLC/WorldCa40433198

      This will be part two of a two part hike. (See Iron Goat hike on 07/07/) We will be hiking from the Interpretive site to Wellington. We will hike along the trail that was one of the worst railroad disasters in the nations history and also the most tragic snow avalanche. We will stop to read interpretive signs, visit view points, look at artifacts and take pictures. 2 days ago  A Fall Hike Through Railroad History on the Iron Goat Trail 15 page slide show here History CSB: The Wellington Avalanche of March 1, , near Stevens Pass is still the deadliest in U.S. history, with 96 lives lost. Long but interesting read follows; The snow swirled day after day, driven by breathtaking wind, and piling in drifts some

        Sources: Greg Johnston, “’Iron Goat Trail’ Set for Completion in ’ $99, State Grant Funds Mile Trek on Historic Rail Site,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Decem , p.D-5; Greg Johnston, “Second New Trail Proposed on Heels of Iron Goat Tract,” Ibid., September 1, , p.D-2; Rebecca Agiewich, “A Path to the Past: Iron Goat Trail Traces the History and Route of.   You’ve Never Experienced Anything Like This Epic Abandoned Railroad Hike In Washington. We have a lot of great hiking routes here in Washington, but none are quite like the Iron Goat unique path follows along the upper and lower sections of the old, abandoned Great Northern Railway, just off Highway 2 near Stevens Pass.

      The Iron Goat Trail is widely known to be one of Who doesn't love a good ghost story? Now imagine a 13 mile "interactive experience" in nature to go with it. The Iron Goat Trail is widely known.   A little over an hour from Seattle the Iron Goat Trail gradually winds through thick forests, beautiful fall foliage and along abandoned tunnels and bridges once used by the Great Northern Railway.


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The Iron Goat Trail by Becky Wandell Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Iron Goat Trail traces the route of the historic, long-gone Great Northern Railway line through Washington's beautiful Stevens Pass.

This compact guidebook describes the difficult history of this twelve-mile stretch of railway, which was a vital link to western Washington from toas it guides hikers past the many remnants of this piece of American history.5/5(1).

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "The Mountaineers Books in cooperation with Volunteers for Outdoor Washington"--Title page verso. Iron Goat Trail (#) Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District.

See weather forecast. Guidebooks & Maps. Day Hiking: Central Cascades (Romano -- Mountaineers Books) Buy the Green Trails Alpine Lakes West-Stevens Pass No.

S map. Getting There. Take Highway 2 toward Stevens Pass, to milepost Turn left onto the Old /5(34). As recommended, I read Gary Krist’s book “The White Cascade”, before doing the hike. The history of the disaster is a somber topic, but this book provides a well-researched history of the worst avalanche in U.S.

history. There are many interpretive boards along the Iron Goat trail. iron goat trail: martin creek to wellington 12 miles round trip with feet of elevation gain, 3, ft high point. Hike miles and take the left fork uphill.

Continue along the upper section of the Iron Goat Trail miles to Wellington. This trip can be done as a one-way if. The Iron Goat Trail is the abandon roadbed of the original Great Northern Railway over the Cascade The Iron Goat Trail book.

The line opened in with switchbacks over the top. In the original Cascade Tunnel opened. It was miles long. This line was abandon in when the present Cascade Tunnel replaced the line.5/5(5). The interpretive aspect is extremely well done. If you are coming from the west the turn off from Hwy 2 is right at mile marker It is easy to find and once you take the turn off just take the road up and then turn left at the sign that points to Iron Goat Trail.

It takes at least 15 minutes, maybe more to get to the trail /5(19). The Iron Goat Trail near Washington State's Stevens Pass explores the tragic history of the Wellington Avalanche, which claimed 96 lives when a gigantic avalanche hit two trains.

This U.S. Forest Service trail follows the old route of the Great Northern Railway high on the mountainside, and passes through historic tunnels and an old. Click here for a Big Bluff Trail Map 6 Miles R/T: If you're looking for a big view of the Buffalo Rver combined with a world-class geologic experience, then Big Bluff and its narrow Goat Trail is your kind of place.

At ft tall, Big Bluff is just thatbig. In fact, it's so big that it has the distinction of being the tallest sheer bluff face found between the Rocky and Appalachian mountains.

Getting to the Iron Goat Trail is an easy drive up Highway 2, passing through Sultan and Gold Bar, and continuing east of the small town of Skykomish. The lush, forested trail follows the upper and lower sections of an abandoned Great Northern Railway grade.

Beauty of Iron Goat Trail hides tragic legacy of one of America's deadliest rail disasters The trail follows a railroad grade as it climbs a portion of Stevens Pass in a six-mile loop between the. The old grade is now the Iron Goat Trail, a hiking trail through the forest and past various examples of railroad archeology.

The name Iron Goat was taken from the Great Northern Railway corporate symbol -- a mountain goat standing on a rock. We had a nice time hiking on the Iron Goat Trail which has a lot of history. For more info see the book, "The Iron Goat Trail, A Guidebook", from the Mountaineers.

For some photos of Wellington and what is now the Iron Goat Trail during the railroad days, see the book, "The Great Northern Railway, A Pictorial History", by Charles & Dorothy Wood.

This week, we hiked the Iron Goat Trail on Highway 2 by Stevens Pass. This trail is at the site of the historic avalanche that derailed a train and swep. Iron Goat Trail Sixty miles northeast of Seattle, the trail goes along the upper and lower sections of an abandoned Great Northern Railway grade.

Travel nine miles through a lovely forests of ferns, alders and evergreens from the Iron Goat Interpretive Site at Scenic to the Wellington townsite and trailhead. The Iron Goat Pub & Grill has operated as a local business in Canmore since We specialize in the offering of the finest Canadian cuisine.

We've accumulated a lot of event know-how as we regularly host all kinds of special functions and parties. Metals, cables, as well as the site of the accident can be seen along the Iron Goat Trail, a roughly mile-trail northeast of Seattle, stretching between the Scenic and Martin Creek trailheads.

Offering the finest in Canadian Cuisine, we also have the best damn patio in the Rockies!/5(K). For many photos of Wellington and the line down to Scenic which is now the Iron Goat Trail, see "The Great Northern Railway, A Pictorial History", by Charles & Dorothy Wood published by PFM.

A good book on the avalanche is "The White Cascade" by Gary Krist. Hiked   The old rail tunnel along the Iron Goat Trail can be a creepy place to hike through given the torrid history of how they got there The Iron Goat Trail can also be a very beautiful place to hike The Wellington site can be accessed via the Iron Goat Trail which is named after the nickname of the Great Northern Railroad of which the trail was.

Wellington was one of the worst railroad disasters in the nations history and also the most tragic snow avalanche. There are interpretive signs, relics, and old tunnels to see.

Last year's hike had lots of butterflies and flowers. We will hike together as a group, nobody gets left behind.The Iron Goat Trail is located on the Mt.

Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, US Highway 2 — Skykomish Area east to Stevens Pass. There are three trailheads that access the Iron Goat Trail. Check for current trail conditions at Scenic, Martin Creek, and Wellington on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest website or call the Skykomish.This will be part one of a two part hike.

(See Iron Goat hike on 07/14/)We will be hiking from the Martin Creek trailhead to Windy Point. We will be hiking along the trail that was one of the worst railroad disasters in the nations history and also the most tragic snow avalanche.

We will stop to read interpretive signs, visit view points, look at artifacts and take pictures.