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Old 07-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #1951
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Craig, not Point Prominence. A clue is that it is not one of the Hells canyon L.O.s.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #1952
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I guess Johnson Rock Lookout near Tony Vey Meadows.



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tower mountain,,between Ukiah and LaGrande.
BTW: Can't be Tower Mt. lookout as you described between Ukiah and LaGrande because that tower is metal.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:29 PM   #1953
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Johnson Rock it is!!!

You got it Alan. It was a very fun ride to get there.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:32 PM   #1954
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I thought it was Wolf Mountain Lookout in the Ochoco's. Found a website of lookouts and news snippits about them. On a site for Wolf Mountain I read this:

August 20, 1942: "Wreckage of a huge army bomber which had been missing since February 3 was found last Thursday morning, August 13, on Wolf Mountain, about 75 miles east of Prineville. The bodies of four men were found in and near the wreckage.
The wreckage was found Thursday morning by L.A. Humphries, a sheepherder who was following a trail over the summit of Wolf Mountain looking for some lost sheep. He immediately reported the find at the Wolf Mountain forest lookout station, about half mile away. On duty at the lookout were Joe Mason, Johnny Folks and Harold Cordes. They notified Supervisor Henry C. Hulett of the Ochoco national forest. A guard was placed at the wreck and within a few minutes after word had reached Prineville guards were ordered on duty on all roads leading into the area." (Central Oregonian)

I've spent the last two hours trying to find out more information but nothing. There's a trail head nearby suspiciously called "Boeing Field" trailhead. Anyone interested in a scouting trip to try and find an old bomber?

Here's the link to a Google Wolf Mountain Map

http://goo.gl/maps/m1ND

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Old 07-13-2012, 10:33 PM   #1955
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I guess Johnson Rock Lookout near Tony Vey Meadows.





BTW: Can't be Tower Mt. lookout as you described between Ukiah and LaGrande because that tower is metal.

metal or wood,, it's a tall sumbitch, and I climbed to the top of it by myself one evening,,had to stop to catch my breath,,,,great views,,light headed,dang! this is up here!,,,I think I feel sick!,,,why did I leave my bike way down there? I should be there,,with my bike,,on the ground where I'm safe!
I should have told someone I was coming here , and warned them of my possible heart condition,,,
then climb back down!
Had to pause for a safety meeting before I rode back down thru the snowbanks and washouts!

14 degrees the first night campin',,11 degrees the next night,,and so on,,,

what a wonderful place!
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:21 AM   #1956
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Not a Lookout, but from a high location

Name the town you can see down below.




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Old 07-14-2012, 03:27 AM   #1957
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metal or wood,, it's a tall sumbitch, and I climbed to the top of it by myself one evening,,had to stop to catch my breath,,,,great views,,light headed,dang! this is up here!,,,I think I feel sick!
How true, it is very tall. One of the only lookout towers I have climbed up that made me wish I had stayed on the ground, and I have climbed a lot of lookout towers in my day. One time while climbing up the tower, for some reason I felt a little light headed and had to stop before reaching the top.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:15 AM   #1958
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Thats my guess
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:34 AM   #1959
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[QUOTE=MadChap;19126035]I thought it was Wolf Mountain Lookout in the Ochoco's. Found a website of lookouts and news snippits about them. On a site for Wolf Mountain I read this:

Wolf Mtn LO supposedly is the tallest LO structure in Oregon.
If you climb to the top (ask permission first) ask the 70 yr old lookout keeper (don't know what to call her) how to find a nearby tree top lookout platform or what's left of it. Getting there involves a hike. There is no trail.

Or I can post coordinates.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:21 PM   #1960
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I thought it was Wolf Mountain Lookout in the Ochoco's. Found a website of lookouts and news snippits about them. On a site for Wolf Mountain I read this:

Wolf Mtn LO supposedly is the tallest LO structure in Oregon.
If you climb to the top (ask permission first) ask the 70 yr old lookout keeper (don't know what to call her) how to find a nearby tree top lookout platform or what's left of it. Getting there involves a hike. There is no trail.

Or I can post coordinates.
This is Wolf Mtn Lookout, just there a week ago! And you can ride to the base of it! Now back to 650x's photo.


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Old 07-14-2012, 12:23 PM   #1961
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Thats my guess
Huntington is correct, you're up
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #1962
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This is Wolf Mtn Lookout, just there a week ago! And you can ride to the base of it! Now back to 650x's photo
I ran into Towerman (Paul) there in early June. His crew was running pipe to the top. I saw him later that week at the Enterprise gathering.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:40 PM   #1963
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Wolf Mtn LO supposedly is the tallest LO structure in Oregon.
I believe Wolf Mt LO is the tallest Lookout in Oregon at 108 feet. I believe this is the tallest structure in Oregon at over 600 feet which is taller than the Wells Fargo building in Portland.



Use to work there and had to go up inside the stack on a regular basis to check and work on the pollution monitoring equipment. There is an elevator half way up and a very long ladder the rest of the way.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:44 PM   #1964
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Name the river

What river is this?

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Old 07-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #1965
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