From Dave Brigham:
My good friend Andy moved from our hometown of Simsbury, CT, to Seattle more than 20 years ago. We see each other once every year or two, and keep in touch somewhat regularly on the phone and via text and email. Like many people over the years, he often tells me he wants to contribute to this blog. He hasn't snapped any photos for the Backside yet, but he did forward links to some cool places in Washington State.
Here's a link to a bunch of photos of Monte Cristo, an isolated former mining town in the Cascade Range.
Here's a link to a bunch of links (sorry) of photos of Robe Canyon Historic Park, which comprises an abandoned rail system once used for the mining and logging industries, a lime kiln and of course miles of great hiking.
Here's a link to some more Robe Canyon photos.
Here's a link to a photo and some information about the Iron Horse Trail tunnel.