Anyone familiar with a spot called "Ferguson Point" at Lost Lake? This 1936 Alva Day image shows a sign which says, "Ferguson Point. Lost Lake first viewed from here by J. H. Ferguson and party August 1880."
Based on several related frames, I believe Alva Day and friends built this trail and installed the sign in 1936. He was documenting the completed project.
J. H. Ferguson was a jeweler in Hood River in the 1890s. You can read a 1922 biography of Mr. Ferguson here.
Kenn on 28th April 2020 @ 8:43am
great picture....Roger and I remember the family story that grandfather John H. for years as county judge would not let them pave the road to Lost Lake to keep Portlanders (now me) from ruining it.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 28th April 2020 @ 9:04am
I can smell it.
L.E. on 28th April 2020 @ 9:11am
Possibly the SW shore just south of the cove, I see no other point.
Kenn on 28th April 2020 @ 9:21am
Arlen, no road at all to Wahtum Lake when the BSA
Camp Chinideer burned, only way in was Eagle or Herman creek trails.
Kenn on 28th April 2020 @ 9:25am
Arlen......my kids often talk about when they were kids they grumbled about the outsiders who came to our community to vacation and recreate. Now, that is who they are. I maintain, that like you, they are just coming back home.
L.E. on 28th April 2020 @ 9:46am
Shadows suggest sun is coming from hard left, high in the sky, so the camera is pointed more or less West. Working from Google Maps, I'd guess near the boat ramp if "point" is taken to signify something nontrivial. But if whoever chose to name it had a sense of humor, and I prefer to think so, the sign may be on one of the minor shoreline wobbles.
Alan on 28th April 2020 @ 10:36am
Is this the point where you get such a great view of Mt. Hood?
Bill Seaton on 28th April 2020 @ 11:51am
The old boat ramp is east of the present ramps location.
There are two "open view spots" directly across the lake, from the boat ramp that gives you a clear view of Mount Hood.
Dale Nicol on 28th April 2020 @ 12:40pm
When my father visited my family in HR from Ohio, we drove up to Lost Lake to show it off. He looked at the crowds & the paved road & said
“Sure isn’t lost anymore”. LOL
Judy Judd on 28th April 2020 @ 3:39pm
One of my fondest memories, the Lost Lake Loop Trail, now only a memory. This picture is now my desktop and cannot imagine replacing it.
Kenn on 30th April 2020 @ 9:19am