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Mount Lowe

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Wind shelters, Mt. Lowe lookout site, Rho Ridge (bobcat)
Mt. Hood view, Mt. Lowe, Rho Ridge (bobcat)

Description

The summit of Mount Lowe has more memorabilia of the lookout days than most lookout sites, including stone steps, rusting metal sheets, window glass carefully collected and put in cans, and part of the stay cable. A couple of wind shelters face north towards the views over the Collawash to the Clackamas River valley. Despite a fringe of trees on the east side of the summit, the Cascades, from Mount Hood to the Three Sisters, are laid before you.

The lookout station here had two incarnations: a 1916 log cabin built in 1916 and then an L-4 cabin, which was erected in 1932 and decommissioned in the 1960s.

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