The Summit Today
There is only limited information on the Reservoir
Summit. The restaurant, gas station and tin garage housing a tow
truck were located on the East side of the road. The restaurant
hung over the cliff providing a spectacular view. It had a lunch
counter with three or four tables. It was a high-class, popular
restaurant with men waiters in solid white uniforms. Truckers were
welcome. On the West side of the road on top of a slight incline
or summit was an auto camp. Although referred to as Reservoir Summit
at 3,883 feet, Liebre was the actual summit at 4,233 feet near Sandberg's.
A large abandon cement reservoir is located at this site. The Forest
Service or the Department of Highways may have constructed this
reservoir and two similar ones. I am of the opinion from research
that the reservoirs were built by the Department of Highways to
aid in constructing the highway.