Episode 75 Echo Mountain and the Mt. Lowe Railway

February 24, 2011

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Inspiration Point near Mt Lowe

This episode is about our adventure to visit the historic remains of the Echo Mountain Resort and the Mt. Lowe Railway.  We hike up the Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain and explore the foundations and walls of the former Echo Mountain House and Chalet while enroute to see tremendous views over the southland.  From here we headed up toward the Mt. Lowe Trail Camp and site of the Ye Alpine Tavern.  We also check out Inspiration Point before heading down the Castle Canyon Trail back to our cars.

Trail Photos

Video of our Adventure in HD

Links:

Mt. Lowe Preservation Society – History, timeline, photos

Mt. Lowe Railway Historical Newsreel  – Classis B&W short film

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