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Day Hike - Iron Goat Trail

Iron Goat Trail

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9:30 AM at Skykomish Ranger Station
Iron Goat Trail Interpretive Hike (E) (Forest Service Map) 4-6 mi., min gain. This is coordinated with VOW for wildflowers and history. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Skykomish RS (east of town of Skykomish) on Hwy 2 to drive to the TH. NW Forest Pass required to park at trailhead. This hike will start from the Wellington trailhead. We expect to see lots of colorful wildflowers in bloom including Indian Paintbrush, Penstemons, Columbia Lilies, Sitka Columbine, Monkeyflower, Bluebells, and many more. We'll also see remnants of the old railroad including a runaway track, tunnels, snow sheds, and artifacts from the people who used to live and work on the railroad. We'll also visit the site of 1910 avalanche at Wellington. Leaders Jim & Diane Vanden Brook, 425-844-1539.
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