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Ascent of Crown Point on 2016-07-09

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:my son
John
Date:Saturday, July 9, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crown Point
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:720 ft / 219 m

Ascent Trip Report

A volunteer manning the place told me this was an old roadside pit stop (called a roadhouse, "welcoming weary travelers with crisp linens, cold beverages, hearty meals, and fantastic views" ) built into this nice structure that was preserved to allow these views (up and downstream) of the Columbia River Gorge. There were dozens of people visiting the site, with a 4-person ensemble playing soft music on the first floor, a place to buy food and souvenirs below, and a semi-circular viewing platform upstairs. The parking lot had a line of cars waiting to park in a few spaces, so we continued down the road to park on a gravel pulloff and walk uphill. This may have been ok, but they were towing parked cars down the road where there was a hike to a waterfall, a towee telling me because they had parked with a bit of car on the paved road.
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Atop this point sits an old roadside pit stop, called a roadhouse, "welcoming weary travelers with crisp linens, cold beverages, hearty meals, and fantastic views" (Latourell Falls roadside marker) built into this nice structure that was preserved to allow views (up and downstream) of the Columbia River Gorge (2016-07-09). Photo by John E Sarna.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:along the road
    Trailhead:gravel pulloff on road below parking area  670 ft / 204 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant



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