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Laurel Hill Chute

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Looking up the chute from the bottom (bobcat)

Description

The Laurel Hill Chute is one of five known chutes on the Barlow Road where Oregon Trail “prairie schooners” were either winched down using ropes or inched down with trees tied behind as a drag. Signs along the trail explain the process. This particular chute was used in the 1850s until it became too eroded to allow safe passage.

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