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Pt. 5149' (1569m) summit

Overlook of the Illinois Valley, Oregon from atop the west end of Little Grayback Ridge, the top located at 5,149 feet elevation.  This view yields a nice overlook of Preston Peak to the south, the Western Siskiyous & Kerby Peak (behind this peak), plus the Kalmiopsis Wilderness region across the way to the west.  A fire lookout was built in the early 1980s & was fully functional during the 1981 fire season.  There is a gate at the beginning of this road, signs indicating video surveillance - there are about three cameras installed at the lookout - I believe this area does receive a lot of crime & vandalism.  From the lower gate, it is a 3,000 foot elevation gain to reach this spot, which made for a nice bike glide down.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 20756x10378
Taken: 07/05/2018
Uploaded: 07/05/2018
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: oregon; illinois valley; overlook; vista; vantage; little grayback ridge; fire lookout; tower; klamath mountains; kalmiopsis wilderness; preston peak; pearsoll peak; point 5149; pt; summit
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