April 1, 1984
Four “fools” set out to assault the impressive Incline Railway.
After parking on Box Canyon Road we began the climb.
Within minutes the leader began hearing comments such as “Where’s
the rope?”, “Are you kidding?”, and “This is comparable
to the North!!”.
STEEP was the word of the day, the old railroad grade is in excess of 80 percent
from start to finish . . .
In the Twenty’s, two inch thick cables were used to lower cars loaded with
massive old growth to the valley floor.
Although the hillside has regrown with large fir trees, we unearthed many
artifacts that made us wonder at the early loggers engineering feats.
Upon scrambling to the top, we poked around the camp, then tied the
The Whistle Punk blew four whistles, so the crew slithered and slid back to
Upon investigation, we discovered two rotting 60-foot high trestles.
Incliners were leader Pete (Whistle Punk) Cecil, John (Shay) Cecil,
Mike (Side Rod) Wright, and Dee (Switcher) Bray.