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PostSat Feb 28, 2009 3:56 pm 
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That's each.

Jimbo - Ya know I'll lend you mine. Of cource the NW room of the Everett library probally has a copy as well, not to mention the Monte Cristo and Everett rail book.
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PostSun Mar 01, 2009 12:31 am 
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I remember visiting the lodge (?) when I was a kid. A friend of ours owned the Sheridan Mine. We would hike in and do work on the mine, stay the weekend. I remember hiking into twin lakes and fishing. You could catch trout with a bare hook! I need to get back up there some day.

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PostSun Mar 01, 2009 6:54 am 
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whitebark wrote:
The routes marked by a line of x's are "proposed trails" and don't mean anything.

Yes, some of Major's routes were pure fantasy.

The lodge was originally the mess hall for the Boston-American mining company & after everything shut down it became a lodge, restaurant & museum. It was a great place to stop for a beer after a climb. It was the last intact building left standing.

A reliable rumor has it that a group of teenagers from my neighborhood walked in there from Barlow Pass in the winter of 1983 & broke into the lodge to get out of the weather & get warm. They built a fire in the fireplace but the chimney was blocked/closed up for the winter. The fire got out of control and burned the lodge & it's contents to the ground.
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PostSun Mar 01, 2009 10:29 pm 
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That .45 Mines history is a fun quick read. Instructive to see how they struggled to get it going for years, at least one man actively involved for more than 40 years.

The property is still privately owned as a mining property.
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PostWed May 27, 2009 4:23 pm 
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Schroder wrote:
whitebark wrote:
The routes marked by a line of x's are "proposed trails" and don't mean anything.

Yes, some of Major's routes were pure fantasy.

The lodge was originally the mess hall for the Boston-American mining company & after everything shut down it became a lodge, restaurant & museum. It was a great place to stop for a beer after a climb. It was the last intact building left standing.

A reliable rumor has it that a group of teenagers from my neighborhood walked in there from Barlow Pass in the winter of 1983 & broke into the lodge to get out of the weather & get warm. They built a fire in the fireplace but the chimney was blocked/closed up for the winter. The fire got out of control and burned the lodge & it's contents to the ground.

wow, thats crazy i camped the previous summer up in glacier basin and remember the lodge being there. hoping this summer to get back up there with the fam.
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PostThu May 28, 2009 9:58 pm 
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I've been up Foggy through Ida Pass.  I believe the trail shown on the map to the left of Cadet is near the approximate line of our ascent.  Nothing but thick brush bashing to be found there for 2,500 feet. Such a bummer that's gone...  Amazing country up there.

What I would give to have spent a night in that town when it was swinging.  What an outstanding location.  It's a shame that we've lost the road access.

You're all familiar with this I presume:  http://mcpa.us/
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PostSat May 30, 2009 5:33 pm 
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H. Hound wrote:
Amazon has a pair of the Harry Majors books for $50 (really not a bad price), if you' all want your own copy.

Jimbo - Download the Gov't books, and look through them. You will like the 45 mine book. It's a written account of the history of that mine.

RARE II is the one with cool maps in the back.
A snippet of a map out of RARE II Mineral Investigation of the Glacier Peak Wilderness an Adjacent Areas Chelan, Skagit and Snohomish Counties, Washington
A snippet of a map out of RARE II Mineral Investigation of the Glacier Peak Wilderness an Adjacent Areas Chelan, Skagit and Snohomish Counties, Washington

Holy cow! Thanks for posting that link, H. Hound. I followed it, not expecting to find anything at this late date, and lo! I was able to snag a copy of Monte Cristo Area - a Complete Outdoor Guide for less than $10, including shipping! I'm giddy! (And the 45 Mine history and the other pdfs are pretty cool, too.)
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PostSat May 30, 2009 7:15 pm 
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Schroder wrote:
whitebark wrote:
The routes marked by a line of x's are "proposed trails" and don't mean anything.

Yes, some of Major's routes were pure fantasy.

Ya. But I sure had a good time map-hiking them till I found that out. Harry had a great imagination.        agree.gif

Peltoms, I xeroxed half the book about 10 years ago. I'll see if I can't pick out a few of the "better" maps and send you copies. (They'll be a little rough, copies of old copies of an old book).


edit - Whitebark, you left "Area" out of your subject. Key word. I was guessing that it sounded just like Majors' book, till somebody confirmed that it was.

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PostSat May 30, 2009 10:05 pm 
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Dogpatch wrote:
A while back, someone here (maybe Sorefeet?) offered to make a PDF file of the book and post it online. I imagine he'd have to talk to Harry Majors first, but it sounded like a great idea. Anyone know what became of the idea?

Offer still stands.  Legal issues would probably preclude it from being posted online short of a complete release by Majors, but maybe someone wants to make a donation to the NWHikers traveling library?  suuure.gif

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PostThu Nov 15, 2018 7:28 pm 
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I have a copy for sale. $50
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