The Iron goat trail - June 23, 2007

A look at the newly opened lower portion of the Iron Goat trail between Scenic and Martin's Creek, then up the Corea crossover to Windy Point.

This rail-trail is built on the roadbed of the Great Northern Railway's first route over Stevens Pass. This portion was abandonded in 1929 after the new 7.79-mile long Cascade Tunnel was completed.

For more information, go to the Iron Goat Trail web site http://www.irongoat.org/ and the Great Northern Railway Historical Society, http://www.gnrhs.org , and the Great Northern Empire page at http://www.greatnorthernempire.net/

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Iron Goat trailhead at Scenic
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Iron Goat trailhead at Scenic
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Historical sign at Iron Goat trailhead, Scenic, 6/23/2007
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Historical sign at Iron Goat trailhead, Scenic, 6/23/2007
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Historical sign at Iron Goat trailhead, Scenic, 6/23/2007
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Historical sign at Iron Goat trailhead, Scenic, 6/23/2007
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Historical sign at Iron Goat trailhead, Scenic, 6/23/2007
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Historical sign at Iron Goat trailhead, Scenic, 6/23/2007
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Historical sign at Iron Goat trailhead, Scenic, 6/23/2007
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Historical sign at Iron Goat trailhead, Scenic, 6/23/2007
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Historical sign at Iron Goat trailhead, Scenic, 6/23/2007
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From Scenic, westward and upgrade along the lower part towards Martin's Creek, old snowshed wall. 6/23/2007
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Historical marker just before twin tunnels - with BNSF west end of Scenic siding in distance
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Historical marker with map of route
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East end of first twin tunnel
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Inside snowshed at entrance of first twin tunnel
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Artifacts found near site
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Rock cut on old roadbed bypassing twin tunnels
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New footbridge over creek that separates twin tunnels
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Marker showing access tunnel bored perpendicular to second twin tunnel
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East end of second twin tunnel
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Snowshed at entrance of second twin tunnel
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Dated portal
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Historical marker showing modes of transportation through the pass
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Flower
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Another flower
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Yet another flower
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And another
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And more
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Mushrooms in a drainage opening
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Don't step on these!
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Spillway above snowsheds approaching Windy Point tunnel
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Snowshed at west portal of Windy Point tunnel
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West portal, Windy point tunnel
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Marker at tunnel entrance
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View from windy Point with new Cascade Tunnel lower right
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West portal from Windy Point
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Marker at Windy Point
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East portal, Windy Point

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