"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
Tim's weekend adventure
There was no posting this weekend, because my Best Man and I were off on one last bachelor hike. We hiked into Monte Cristo, a ghost mining town in the North Cascades, and then hiked part of the Glacier Basin Trail afterwards. What transpired then was a tale worthy of Patrik McManus. In fact, I plan to write said tale at some point, so I won't go into it here. I will share some pictures, though.
Yours truly at the entrance to Monte Cristo.
One of the many old buildings in Monte Cristo.
The memorial for Commander James Kyes, formerly of Monte Cristo, who went down with the USS Leary on December 24, 1945, after giving his life vest to a black mess attendant. Kyes planted this tree as a young man in the 1920's.
One of the many gorgeous views on the hike after Monte Cristo.
Glacier Falls in the distance.
Morning breaks across the Cascades.
Our camp along Glacier Creek.
Yours truly, traveling back to Monte Cristo along Glacier Creek.
Rob fords the aptly named Glacier Creek. (For the third time. I told you there was a story.)
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