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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 29 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

Rails from the old Everett & Monte Cristo Railway are buried under the old road that has become the trail.

Monte Cristo

P. Morris from Canada

Very beautiful capture, interesting trail.

29 Oct 2010 5:24am

rem_la from Villiers, France

la nature a repris ses droits !

29 Oct 2010 5:28am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I love this type of shot where we see the built environment meeting nature - or in this case nature in the process of reclaiming the site. Neat angle along the rails to follow the trail.

29 Oct 2010 5:31am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

How about that -- a little of Nature's own archeology. Looks like a beautiful trail.

29 Oct 2010 5:52am

Kala from United States

Gorgeous perspective. Rails under a road that is now a nature trail - fascinating!

29 Oct 2010 6:10am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

A fantastic place to hike and it has history too! I like the framing, but I wont take the invitation to balance on these tracks to get to the other side ;)

29 Oct 2010 6:10am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice place

29 Oct 2010 6:47am

kate maher from United Kingdom

~` wonderful scene and image~!:)

29 Oct 2010 6:59am

Becky from los angeles, United States

This is so wild and so wonderful. fantastic shot - interesting and beautifuL!

29 Oct 2010 7:17am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot.. some history behind this nature trail..

29 Oct 2010 8:16am

Florence from Paris, France

It is obviously now part of nature...

29 Oct 2010 8:34am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

very nice walk (path) now

29 Oct 2010 9:25am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very interesting :) Great light in back, too.

29 Oct 2010 9:56am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Very interesting.

29 Oct 2010 10:58am

Don from Spokane, United States

These exposed rails makes a fine shot to go with information about the trail. I like the general view of the river and the setting too. Nice shot.

29 Oct 2010 11:52am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

told you it was a railroad.

29 Oct 2010 12:30pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

That is amazing....and all has washed away except for the rails which were there "first". This is great Steve! Thank you...Really interesting!

29 Oct 2010 12:43pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

That's so cool...I can only image what this must have been like long ago. Nice!

29 Oct 2010 1:02pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

29 Oct 2010 1:15pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Very interesting shot, it means the cost of recovery of the rails was higher than the financial value...

29 Oct 2010 2:12pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

don't put a train on them - very nice view

29 Oct 2010 2:50pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful composition and very interesting! WOW! No rails anymore! This is amazing! This is like when we went hiking in the Maine wilderness and found the 100 year or more logging trains left in the woods! You could still smell the coal!!!!

29 Oct 2010 3:07pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

I am sorry, I meant no anything, except for the rails! It is an interesting find!!!!

29 Oct 2010 3:14pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

love your POV; hows the rails lead me to the path, and then i look at other paths like the blue stream and small rapids

29 Oct 2010 4:00pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Just love that blue...a lovely shot Steve!

29 Oct 2010 5:31pm

Pixim from Nice, France

Rails of a different era and so tiny in this magnificent landscape (surely) and tormented. The walk had to be seen sporting the remaining path ;)

29 Oct 2010 5:49pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent shot! Wonderful composition with the rails in front...
Love the colours and lighting...

29 Oct 2010 6:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very cool. i haven't seen anything quite like that

29 Oct 2010 6:12pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Great find, Steve! It's nice to sit on the old rails and enjoy the sun and view..;-)

29 Oct 2010 7:31pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very nice place for holidays :)

29 Oct 2010 8:57pm

Theys monochrome. from Belgium

Excellent shot!

29 Oct 2010 10:11pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

WoW! Great shot, reminds me of living up in Northern Nevada and visiting all the old ghost towns and mi9ning camps, which I had been into pictures in those days!

29 Oct 2010 11:21pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

That is anice place... unspoiled !

30 Oct 2010 1:43am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Pretty cool to see a glimpse of history like that, a nice shot too, but Daniel has a nice river ;)

30 Oct 2010 1:52am

@Michael: This is the South Fork Sauk River. His shot is further downstream.

Iknow from Chengdu, China

aha,very nicely discovered,lovely compo,contrast also.
take care,my friend:)

30 Oct 2010 2:44am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great composition of textures, light and depth. I like how the tops of the evergreens are captured, extending above the shadow cast by the hillside. An unusual find of rails "floating" without the railroad ties beneath.

30 Oct 2010 3:03am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

What an interesting find and you have captured it very well. I like the textures and composition

30 Oct 2010 3:53am

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

wow, an incredible find and photo of history unearthed!

31 Oct 2010 12:58am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, great spotting this. Love those deep colors!

1 Nov 2010 2:01am