Eddy Gulch Lookout

Driving the road to Eddy Gulch Lookout atop Klamath Peak in CA

Klamath Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.987m (6,519ft) above the sea level, located in Siskiyou County in the U.S. state of California.

Set high in the northernmost part of California, in the Klamath National Forest, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. At the summit there’s a lookout tower. Built in 1958, the Eddy Gulch Lookout was the post of the first woman hired as a fire observer by the U.S. Forest Service, Hallie Morse Daggett and is still staffed each year for fire detection.

The road to the summit, Eddy Gulch Lookout Road, is very steep, with countless turns. Starting at Sawyers Bar, on the North Fork Salmon River, the ascent is 29.61km (18.4 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.324 meters. The average gradient is 4.47%.
Pic: Ashley Dooley
More info: http://nhlr.org/lookouts/us/ca/eddy-gulch-lookout/

 

 

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