|This is a short hike, but very scenic|
|Not too much foot traffic and well maintained|
|Typical NCT blaze is easy to follow|
|I found the remains of a young deer on a bluff near a deep ravine. Probably a winter fatality|
|Nearing the top of the spur!|
|The last corner on the trail, and a beautiful view of the Mulligan Plains to the West of Marquette|
|View to the NE from the top of "Sugarloaf Mountain"|
|The BART monument|
|Close up of the commemoration plaques. This monument gets hit by lightning often and has been repaired many times.|
|A Bartlett King draft registration card|
|"BY THE GRACE OF GOD FAITHFUL AND APPROVED"|
|ALANSON BARTLETT KING MASTER ENGINEER 107TH ENGS|
I looked into the deaths from the pandemic in France during WW I. I was very surprised to see this spike in soldier fatalities. I don't remember reading as a student, the effects of the pandemic on all of the soldiers. Certainly, it was a significant factor.
|Many soldiers developed pneumonia as a consequence of the pandemic flu. Bart died in October, the height of the scourge|
Well hope you enjoyed this trip to see BART, a fellow Marquette citizen from long ago...