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#1048:  Site of Echo Summit

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Location:

Just off of Hwy 50, in the entrance to the parking lot for Adventure Mountain recreation area.

38.814295,-120.034209

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

 


From the Plaque:

In 1968, Echo Summit servied as a high-altitude training center and site of the U.S. Olympic men's track and field trials. Four world records were shattered here on the track carved out of the El Dorado National Forest. The U.S. team selected for the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City was celebrated worldwide for its athletic dominance and deep commitment to racial equality.

Registered November 8, 2013. Plaque placed by California State Parks in cooperation with the United States Forest Service.



©2009 David Schmitt