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Barlow Butte-Devils Half Acre Trail Junction

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The small meadow at the junction of the Barlow Butte and Devils Half Acre Trails (bobcat)


This little meadow was the site of an excavation in 1976 during which a number of Oregon Trail artifacts were found. Based on this, some think the meadow was the site of Fort Deposit, mentioned in trail diaries, where a rough cabin once stood and where late-arriving emigrants, wanting to travel light over the passes, left possessions and wagons for a late spring retrieval.

The Devils Half Acre Trail #482A heads south from the junction here along Barlow Creek (This section used to be known as the Barlow Creek Trail).


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