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Dutchman Peak, OR July 2019

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Summit: 
W7O/CS-021
Voice Cellular Coverage: 
Good, very usable
Data Cellular Coverage: 
Decent, workable
Cellular Provider: 
Verizon
APRS Coverage: 
Don't know

Self explanatory as it is just walking up the road to the lookout , I guestimate from memory 1/2 mile walk from gate. Dutchman Peak Lookout is the last of the original cupola lookouts still in use, and is also one of the oldest, built in 1927. Outstanding views of course, and you can go into the lookout and check out some of their mapping and compassing tools. A bit steep and rocky at the top. You won't have trouble finding any spot for a pole. There were some old wooden poles up there you can prop up and use, this is what I did and sat at the porch of the lookout for seat and afternoon shade. The ground is a little harder to find a comfortable seat. There is some equipment up there, I noticed a little interference. There is also a public outhouse on the road going up.

Follow any navigation/maps up to Dutchman Peak. The quickest, friendliest on your vehicle would be coming up from Ruch to Applegate Lk. and take Beaver Cr. Rd to lookout. There is a sign at Upper Applegate Rd to turn left for Dutchman Peak LO. We also go up Wagner Crk Rd to NF RD 22, then NF RD 20.  You will reach the gated driveway/road up to the lookout where there is only room for one vehicle to park. Plenty of parking at the roadside below if you want a little longer walk. I activated Dutchman same day as Big Red Mtn as they are not too far apart and both easy, short hikes.

 

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