County Road: Monte Cristo Town Professional Review and Guide
"It was the first clear day in several weeks, and it came on a weekend. The hike to Monte Cristo is popular, so, to avoid the mob, we reached Barlow Pass at 8:00 A.M. and still counted ten cars that had arrived before us. This is a wonderful trip any time of the year, and especially in June when the pussy willows and trillium are blooming and the mountains are plastered with snow. In June there will be patches of snow to cross.
The parking lot at Barlow Pass must have been filling up fast, as hikers and bicycles were soon passing us. However, it was nothing compared to the numbers that passed us as we headed back to the car. One family, on bicycles, had two young kids on bicycles with training wheels."