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Devils Half Acre Meadow

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Devils Half Acre and Palmateer Ridge (bobcat)
The Big Deadening (interpretive sign), Devils Half Acre (bobcat)


The expanse of these meadows lies along the Barlow Road/Oregon Trail where it follows Barlow Creek. The Devils Half Acre Trail heads up towards Palmateer Point from the north side of the meadow, which like Klingers Camp, also has an apocryphal association with the Oregon Trail. It didn’t exist when Samuel Barlow built his road and the first emigrants came through. In fact, the pioneers bewailed the lack of grazing for their stock until they reached Summit Meadows, near Trillium Lake. Over the years, however, emigrants set fires to burn brush and downed trees. Some of these went out of control, and by the 1880s, the area had become a swath of blackened snags in a meadow created by the pioneers.

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