I really like the graphics and typography of this 1936 US Forest Service map of the "Oregon Skyline Trail." I didn't know the Pacific Crest Trail was this old, and I didn't know the section in Oregon had its own name.
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I imagine that's the section by the current Skyline Road and Snopark up by Clear Lake:
Harold on 21st January 2021 @ 8:26am
I don't think I've visited Clear Lake. I'll have to check it out.
ArthurB on 21st January 2021 @ 5:22pm
A bit of info from apental.com -
“ Cascade Crest Trail / Pacific Crest Trail
In the late 1920's, the idea first came about to have a trail all the way from Canada to Mexico along the summit crest of the mountain ranges. The first sections made were the John Muir trail in California, the Oregon Skyline Trail from Hood to Crater Lake, and the Cascade Crest Trail in Washington. The latter was created by examining existing trails and connecting them between 1935 and 1938 in a big YMCA relay to link them together. By the 1970's, trails were being made to cover most of the rest of the distance between Canada and Mexico, and instead of being thought of as 3 state trails, it was to be one big National Scenic Trail... called the Pacific Crest Trail. “
Stever on 21st January 2021 @ 5:43pm
Interesting. I didn't realize Cascade Crest was only the state of Washington.
L.E. on 21st January 2021 @ 8:02pm
The Oregon Skyline Trail was laid out mainly on roads and connected with trail. over time on my old maps.
Kenn on 30th January 2021 @ 5:15pm