Johnston Cabin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member howarthe
N 45° 42.256 W 122° 54.851
10T E 506680 N 5061193
Quick Description: Built and enjoyed by Bob Johston who willed the cabin to a boy scout troop in 1977. The cabin was regrettably destroyed by fire. A nearby outhouse speaks to the durability of log cabin construction.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2011 10:38:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMC7N1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member caverspencer
Views: 17

Long Description:
Limited parking available at N 45° 41.949 W 122° 54.558. Cabin is located approximately 1/2 mile from parking coordinates. Easy hike along well established trail. At an elevation of 1125 ft. you will find a ruined log cabin set amongst the trees. The cabin bears a plaque to commemorate Bob Johnston who built and cared for this idyllic cabin, which came to belong to Boy Scout Troop 221.

Bob Johnston
(1922-1977)
Designer Organizer
Builder Protector
'Hocks Hilton 1973'
He loved this retreat
B.S.A. Troop 221


Local folklore has it that the cabin was used by a drifter. Neighbors chased the him off after they experienced increased pilferage, but during the drifter's departure, the cabin mysteriously burned down.



Tucked into the woods nearby is the remains of the log cabin outhouse which stands as a testament to the endurance of log cabin construction.



There is also a really great geocache hidden nearby, (GC1KXDJ).
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