Every Lookout in Oregon

Dutchman Peak

Type: D-6 cupola cabin
Status: Used in emergencies
Elevation: 7,418′
Visited: July 5, 2019

While in the Siskiyou Crest area we headed to Dutchman Peak (often mistakenly referred to as Dutchman’s Peak). We were able to drive up Road 800 for 0.8 mile, then we parked at the gate to walk the final half mile to the top:

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

Normally it’s not ideal to have to road walk to a lookout, something we have done plenty of. It’s nice when you can drive all the way to the top. But in this case it was fine because it was a very pretty road walk. It was totally open and the views were great:

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

And there were lots of wildflowers:

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

Plenty of pollinators around too:

Dutchman Peak

There was a bit of snow on the north side:

Dutchman Peak

The lookout is still used in emergencies, but it was unstaffed during out visit and surprisingly was unlocked!

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

There is even a visitor’s log:

Dutchman Peak

The views from the top were great. Looking west:

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

The peak right in the center with the bald south face is Squaw Peak (Baldy Peak is at far right):

Dutchman Peak

Mt. Shasta to the south. Not as clear today as yesterday!

Dutchman Peak

View of Mt. Ashland to the northeast:

Dutchman Peak

Looking southwest, with Observation Peak on the left:

Dutchman Peak

Silver Fork Basin with Observation Peak on the right. The terracing on the slopes here was done in the late 1950s to slow the erosion caused by livestock grazing:

Dutchman Peak

Outhouse:

Dutchman Peak

We short-cutted back to Road 20 via Road 805, where we encountered even more flowers:

Dutchman Peak

Dutchman Peak

The car sure is getting dusty!

Dutchman Peak

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