107 ~ the White City (Echo Mountain)

109Fire takes no holiday, consuming everything in its’ wake.

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The Echo Mountain House, a hotel completed November 24th, 1894 burned down from the inside – supposedly from a defective oven vent on February 5th, 1900.

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Where the White City once stood. I wish it were still here.

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A walk through history. The scenery and fauna were beautiful, even amidst all the rubble.

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We of course, had to hike up there but back in the day, they had an elaborate railway system. Mt Lowe’s Railway – AKA the Railway in the Clouds.

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Saturday was one of those days that we could have used this transportation down, lol.

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The obligatory touristy photo. >_<

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Echo Mountain does have an echo phone (you can yell into it, we didn’t). And I don’t have a photograph of it, but there is also one up at Inspiration Point too.

This is the first stop of the hike. The second one is what I posted yesterday of Inspiration Point. The Echo Mountain trail is pretty crowded, but if you choose to continue via Castle Canyon or Sam Merril, you will only see a handful of folks going up/down so you pretty much have the trail to yourself.

17 thoughts on “107 ~ the White City (Echo Mountain)

    • Right?! I thought so too. I’ve seen pictures of the inside, it was beautiful but creepy – definitely reminiscent of the Shining. ^_^

      It was hard to get up there and back and it does snow at high elevations like this. If the hotel still existed, I wouldn’t want to be caught in a snowstorm up there with a creeper! 😯

  1. Fire really is shocking isn’t it….they started early here this year…but now the rain came. You just never know.

  2. I love these blue views you have! We have a high point in Norwich where you can look over the entire city, but it’s no way as beautiful as that view! 🙂

    And the White City sounds like something Dorothy skipped down that yellow brick road to find, or up in this case, and discovered at the end of the rainbow! 😉

    • Have you been to this high point in Norwich? I would like to see you or your brother take a photograph of this!

      It does, doesn’t it? I really did wish it were still here. All that’s left is a few stairs. 😦

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