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Echo Mountain Tour
Saturday, April 11th at 7:30am
Meet at Lake and Loma Alta
Echo Mountain was the midway point on the famous Mount Lowe Railway. It was here between 1893 and 1938 that visitors to the spectacular railway attraction would disembark from the funicular line from Rubio Canyon and board the trolley cars to continue their journey to the top. It was the site of the "Great White City", an extensive resort complex that today is survived by foundations. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places. Usually only accessible by a grueling hike, we will have the extremely rare opportunity to drive our vehicles up the steepest portion on fire roads, to a point where we can walk 1 mile along the old track beds to Echo Mountain.
We will be carpooling - high-clearance vehicles preferred. No bathrooms will be available on this trip. Bring your own water and lunch.
You must RSVP to Joanna Linkchorst at (818)248-1707, or firstname.lastname@example.org with name, number of people and a phone number. The cost is $5 per person.