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PostWed Dec 31, 2003 4:41 pm 
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Found this postcard while searching through a stamp collection I inherited for info on the "Mining in King Co." thread.

The caption reads "Goat Lake near Big Four Inn".  However the lake is at least 12 miles from the Inn.

The card was sent on Sept. 12th, 1925 from Everett to his future wife who was in Cashmere at the time.

Dear Alice,
Am sending you a picture of the place where we have planned to go camping.  Remember?  We are taking the 5:00 PM car from Hartford today for Monte Cristo from where we will hike to Index.  Better join us.
Floyd

From the pictures I've seen, they liked to ride the Everett to Monte Cristo train and explore the area.  Not sure how they hooked up for this outing!




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PostWed Dec 31, 2003 6:27 pm 
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Very nice. Interesting perspective from high above the current trail. Are there perhaps other postcards you can show us?

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PostMon Jan 26, 2004 4:33 pm 
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I couldn't find any similar postcards in my collection but I found photos from the same studio (Juleen Studio in Everett) in the UW archives.

UW Archives - Juleen Collection

Great pictures of Big Four Inn, Monte Cristo, and some of the surrounding lakes, etc.
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PostMon Jan 26, 2004 4:53 pm 
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Neat stuff, thanks for sharing. up.gif  UW Collections has some great stuff- even if you have to undergo a cavity search and leave pens at the desk! biggrin.gif  I like the photo of "Crater Lake" from atop Del Campo. How did that Reformatory pic get in there- stunning! biggrin.gif The Everett Public Library Northwest room is also a good depository of interesting pics and reads, and has its own friendly librarians to help with research. You can buy copies of many of their NW photos- I have some good ones of the Big Four Inn, Mukilteo lighthouse early 1900s, Dungeness LH before they shortened it, etc.
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PostMon Jan 26, 2004 6:26 pm 
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Cool find. What's it got for a stamp? What you gonna do with the collection?
hmmmm? uh?
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PostMon Jan 26, 2004 6:31 pm 
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Awesome shots, thanks for the link. I already had a similar link in my favorites, the one for King County snapshots. I just changed it to the library's homepage, so I can browse all the collections easily. biggrin.gif

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PostMon Jan 26, 2004 11:13 pm 
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I like this one.
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PostTue May 11, 2004 1:00 pm 
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It always suprises me how little the water level fluctuates at these mountain lakes even after almost a hundred years
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PostTue May 11, 2004 7:35 pm 
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Nice link Dayhike Mike

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PostTue May 11, 2004 11:16 pm 
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Yep. Fond memories of my trip to Twin Lakes last year...
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PostThu May 13, 2004 10:26 pm 
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Has anyone tried to go from Twin Lakes down Red gulch into Index
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PostFri May 14, 2004 8:45 pm 
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Cameron wrote:
Has anyone tried to go from Twin Lakes down Red gulch into Index

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If they did, they probably didn't make it.    shakehead.gif
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PostSun May 16, 2004 4:08 pm 
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What do you mean they probably didnt make it, I have heard it is hard but I know people have done it.
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PostSun May 16, 2004 4:11 pm 
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I guess it is more from Silver Lake but if you follow Red Gulch down you hit Silver creek which intersects the Skykomish right at Skyco 3
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PostMon May 17, 2004 7:57 am 
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Cameron - The problem seems to be your inclusion of Red Gulch in the equation. Red Gulch does come down the north wall of the Silver Creek drainage, but it starts on the west side of Silvertip Peak. Getting there from Silver Lake would be difficult ...... and useless.

There's a trail that runs from Poodledog Pass down Silver Creek all the way to the Skykomish. It's not maintained between Mineral City and the pass, but it's used fairly frequently and it's been reported on by several members of this forum. Those may well be the successes you've heard about.

Getting down from Twin Lakes is something else again. Twin Lakes is not connected to Silver Creek. It's the source of the West Fork of Troublesome Creek. A number of us have been exploring the possibilities of that route for quite a while (Lopper and Newt have been probing it for 30 or 35 years!) but so far we don't know anyone who has made it.

You might try running a search on "Troublesome Creek" here on the forum. It's an intriguing area and it's gotten quite a lot of attention.

But it needs more    agree.gif    because we still haven't made the connection.    shakehead.gif

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