A Trip to the Mount Lowe Ruins, June 8, 1958

Stephen Dudley and his late father, Paul Dudley, decided to make a hike of the old Mount Lowe right-of-way and photograph their June 8, 1958, journey. These images are from that trip, and we gratefully thank Steve for sharing them with our readers.

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  • david sobo
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    Marvelous, absolutely marvelous. Thank you.

  • Michael Patris
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    Fabulous to see this material in color! Thanks a million!

  • Gerald A Hunter
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    Thanks for the trip in the time machine, great to see it all before the dynamite ruined it.

  • Paul Ayers
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    Wonderful, thank you!

  • Matthew Reiser
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    Priceless photographs. I remember the long, large ties on the Incline, from my hike with my father in 1978, just before the 1979 Pinecrest Fire burned all (or most) of them.

  • Jimbo Boren
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    Thanks for the photos! Very special going back to a time I can only imagine about.

  • KC
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    Wonderful thanks for sharing

  • Marc DeKlotz
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    Great pictures. My first trip there was Just over 20 years after these. After the fire of 1978. Most all of the wooden remains in the incline area were gone. I had heard most of the tressels in Rubio canyon were still intact till then. I climbed the incline in 1979 and several times after that. The concrete structures had long since been blasted and only ruins to see. The Tavern site was so bulldozed that I cannot orient myself to where the buildings were. It’s great to see the history preserved here

  • Ronald Palige
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    I have been hiking up there since 1974, at 14 years of age and often wondered how things were oriented at the Tavern site, These photos are fantastic

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