alt.). At this point the highway crosses a boundary of the Rogue River
On the summit of the mountain, is a junction with a foot trail.
Right on this trail through a heavily forested country to LAKE OF THE
WOODS, 40 m. (see TOUR 4b).
WAGNER SODA SPRINGS, 148.2 m., is a resort at the foot of
the mountain, one of the many spas of southern Jackson County. (Tour-
KLAMATH JUNCTION, 153.4 m., is the junction with a former
route of US 99.
Left here to the new US 99 (see TOUR 2b), at SISKIYOU,
State 66 continues to a junction with US 99 at 159.1 m., on the edge
of ASHLAND (1,900 alt., 4,544 pop.) (see TOUR 2b.)
Ontario — Vale — Mitchell — Prineville — Redmond — Sisters —
Springfield; 389.8 m. U.S. 28.
Branch line of Union Pacific Railroad parallels route between Ontario and
Brogan. Summer stage service over entire route. No service in winter between
Redmond and Springfield.
Roadbed paved at intervals; other sections generally well graded with gravel or
rock surface. McKenzie Pass through the Cascades is blocked by snow from early
winter to early summer.
Hotels at centers; tourist camps, improved forest camps, and resorts.
This route is one of contrasts. It spans miles of arid plateaus, three
forested mountain ranges, and terminates in fertile valleys west of the
Cascade Mountains. In the eastern section are wide horizons and the
tang of sagebrush and juniper. At the western end, only an hour's
travel from sun-drenched highlands, are green hills kept verdant by the
moist winds from the sea. Along this route is some of the most spec-
tacular scenery of Oregon, such as the Canyon of the John Day River
and the McKenzie Lava Fields.
In its course across Oregon the route passes through many places
made significant by the old cattle-ranching days of eastern Oregon, and
the gold-rush era; by Indian uprisings, and military activity. The present