kaltas, Chinook jargon, "bad" because the waters of Cultus Creek could not be
used. Above its shore rise the peaks of Pack Saddle Mountain. Except for a
forest camp, it is as yet undeveloped as a recreational area.
At 9.7 m. is a junction with a.forest road. R. on this road 1.5 m. to LITTLE
CULTUS LAKE and FOREST CAMP. From the lake a foot trail leads 1.6 m.
to a Lookout Station on the summit of CULTUS MOUNTAIN (6,756 alt.).
At FALL RIVER, 57.3 m., are a State Fish Hatchery and a Forest
Guard Station. The latter is built on a narrow point of land between
two large springs, the sources of Fall River.
At 59.8 m. is the boundary of the PRINGLE FALLS EXPERI-
MENTAL FOREST STATION, maintained by the U. S. Forest
Service. It is one of five forest laboratories in the state devoted to the
study of tree growth, insect control, and other forest problems.
At 60.2 m. is the junction with a side road.
Right on this road to PRINGLE FALLS FOREST GUARD STATION,
DESCHUTES RIVER BRIDGE, 60.3 m., spans the stream just
above PRINGLE FALLS, site of an early sawmill and mill town by
the same name. In the river at the head of the falls are remnants of the
mill and mill dam, while on the right bank of the river is a log rollway
on which is a huge pile of decaying logs. The falls and town were named
for O. M. Pringle, who came to central Oregon from Salem about
1874, and started a sawmill.
Crossing the Little Deschutes River, 66.8 m., the road joins US 97
at 68 m., a point three miles north of Lapine.
Junction with US 97—Crescent Lake—Odell Lake—Oakridge—Go
shen; 87 m. State 58.
Southern Pacific Railroad parallels route.
Gravel road; closed in winter.
Accommodations restricted to resorts and forest camps.
State 58 is the shortest route between US 97 and US 99, linking
eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley. One of the oldest of roads,
it is among the last to become a modern highway. It is the high-speed
trans-Cascade route from Portland to San Francisco. Its scenery ranges
from the mile-high Cascades to pastoral lowlands. In passing through