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.
Where the White City once stood. I wish it were still here.
A walk through history. The scenery and fauna were beautiful, even amidst all the rubble.
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.
Saturday was one of those days that we could have used this transportation down, lol.
The obligatory touristy photo. >_<
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.