mid-1930's: A 16 x 16 non standard lookout cabin was constructed.
1934: 16x16 tent cabin
1942: The last fire season the lookout was used.
DEER CREEK POINT
National Forest - 21N-7E-29
Payette National Forest - 20N-4E-23
1920: alidade, log cabin
National Forest - 20N-13E-12
c.1940: crow's-nest, camp
Boise National Forest - 15N-4E-26
1938: A lookout was established atop a 100 foot Douglas fir that had been cut off at 50 feet. A 6x6 platform with railing was constructed for the observer. Access to the platform was by ladder and boards nailed to the tree trunk The alidade and radio were located at the base of the tree, as was the 10 x 12 tent used as living quarters.
1942: The alidade and a telephone were installed on the platform. During the spring of this year nine miles of telephone line was built. Also, it is believed that this was the final year the lookout was staffed.
Payette National Forest - 18N-7E-20
1927 - R-4 History Collection, Ogden
1934: After blasting and leveling, a standard L-4 lookout house was packed to the site and erected. Prior to this building an alidade was set upon a rock and the lookout resided in a tent.
SITPA - 13N-5E-21
Boise National Forest 13N-6E-8
Boise National Forest - 10N-2E-22
Boise National Forest - 15N-5E-3
August 1955 - National Archives (OPA)
August 1955 - National Archives (OPA)
(relocated to Crawford R.S.) - July 20, 2012 - Ron Kemnow photo
1933: An L-4 lookout cabin was constructed. A more accessible location than the previous lookout site to the east.
1988: The lookout cabin was moved to the Crawford Ranger Station.
GOLD FORK ROCK
Boise National Forest 15N-5E-1
1922 - R-4 History Collection, Ogden
1921 - R-4 History Collection, Ogden
c.1918-20: An alidade was established atop a big rock that was accessed by a series of wooden stairs. The living quarters were located one and a half miles to the west in a meadow where the pack and riding stock could be grazed.
1933: Duties moved to a new location. (see Gold Fork)
Boise National Forest - 17N-11E-12
Payette National Forest - 21N-13E-28
1934: 10-foot log crib with L-4 cab.
Payette National Forest - 19N-7E-31
Payette National Forest - 19N-6E-20
Payette National Forest - 19N-11E-32
1937 - R-4 History Collection, Ogden
1933: A 14 x 14 lookout ground cabin was built.
Boise National Forest - 16N-8E-25
1930's: A tent camp.
National Forest - 17N-7E-9
1930's: log cabin
Payette National Forest - 20N-11E-35
1933: 14x14 log cabin with frame hip roof.
1956: CL-100 metal cab.
1975: The cab moved to Sheepeater lookout.
Payette National Forest - 14N-2E-25
1907: alidade, log cabin
MAHONEY CREEK POINT
Boise National Forest - 17N-12E-35
2009 - Luke Channer photo
August 21, 1937: "The Payette opened bids for packing lookout to Mahoney Point, and Bob Johnson's airplane firm underbid packers owning pack strings." (Daily News – Intermountain Region)
1937: An L-4 lookout house was erected. The site is in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
Payette National Forest - 18N-3E-9
1942: wood tower
Payette National Forest - 21N-10E-7
Boise National Forest - 18N-9E-29
July 20, 2012 - Ron Kemnow photo
1933: A L-4 standard lookout cabin was constructed.
1972: This was the last fire season that the lookout was regularly staffed.
July 16, 2012 - Ron Kemnow photo - just minutes after thunderstorm passed over.
1932: A log lookout house was constructed.
1954: A two-story cinder block and standard R-4 cabin was constructed.
July 16, 1985: "In Idaho, some 600 people fought the 3,000-acre Savage Creek fire, which jumped lines over the weekend. The Pilot Peak lookout in the Payette Forest was ordered evacuated Monday when the fire jumped over Elk Creek. It was one of several fires in the state, most of which have been contained." (Ellensburg Daily Record)
1936: A standard L-4 lookout cabin was constructed.
June 30, 1957: "Boise National Forest officials said Saturday Bernard Eikel, 20, New Braunfels, Tex., a summer forest worker who disappeared late Saturday morning just south of where he had become separated from his companion. Officials said Eikel was found wandering near the mouth of Groundhog creek where it flows into the north fork of the Payette River 15 or 20 miles southeast of Cascade. The Silver Creek lookout had reported seeing a fire in the vicinity Friday night and searchers were dispatched to the area immediately. Officials said Eikel appeared to be in good condition, although tired, despite his two - night ordeal in the rugged mountain area without food. A search was started for Eikel Thursday night when a companion reported Eikel did not meet him at the appointed time at East Mountain lookout near Cascade. The two had been on a surveying expedition." (Idaho State Journal)
Payette National Forest - 11N-4E-2
SLOANS CREEK POINT
Payette National Forest - 16N-4E-11
July 16, 2012 - Ron Kemnow photo - the top of the tower & cab are on display at the museum in McCall
1934: A 72 foot Aermotor MC-40 steel tower with a 7x7 cab was erected.
2000: The abandoned tower was discovered to be on Boise-Cascade land and the company wanted the tower removed. The Forest Service donated the tower to the Central Idaho Historical Museum in McCall. The tower was dismantled and trucked to the museum for restoration and re-erection.
2006: The restoration and erection of the top section of the tower and cab at the museum were completed.
SPLIT CREEK POINT
Payette National Forest - 20N-6E-6
July 16, 2012 - Ron Kemnow photo - lookouts cab on display at the museum in McCall.
1934: A steel Aermotor tower with a 7x7 cab was erected.
August 20, 1944: "One family, for example, serves two lookouts. Vernon White and his teenage daughter, Estella, peer from the Split Creek station." (The Salt Lake Tribune)
2008: The lookout was dismantled and the cab was set-up at the museum in McCall for display.