Thursday, October 10, 2013

Geo 365: Oct. 10, Day 283: Boundary Gate

The Pinnacles trail, atop the flat ignimbrite deposits in Kerr Valley, is an easy, horizontal half mile, one way. The Crater Lake Institute goes so far as to say "Accessible to wheelchairs with assistance." It ends at what appears to be an abandoned entry gate. There was some children's science/geography magazine I was subscribed to in early elementary school- darned if I can remember what it was called- that showed a photo of this entry in use. It might have been an older picture even at the time, because the trees that have grown back on the former road look pretty mature. I'd have a hard time believing this gate/checkpoint was closed much after the 60's.The stonework has that "look" to it of a CCC project; much of western park lands' architecture dates to the 30's.

Photo unmodified. August 18, 2011. FlashEarth location (approximate).

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