July 22, 1923: "The Council Mountain lookout house located on the top of Council mountain on the Weiser national forest in Idaho burned to the ground on the night of July 17, according to a communication received Saturday at the district offices of the forest service from W.B. Rice, supervisor. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The Council Mountain lookout house was one of the most modern in district four and was constructed at a cost of approximately $800, according to T.V. Pearson, administrative assistant in the department of operation. It is to be rebuilt in the near future." (The Standard-Examiner)
1923 - 24: A new lookout ground cabin constructed.
1933: An R-4 cabin built. (Kresek)
1966: The lookout structure disposed of by burning.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - COUNCIL MTN LOOKOUT HOUSE PID - QB1267 STATE/COUNTY- ID/ADAMS COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - COUNCIL MOUNTAIN (1986)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (JEG) LOCATED, AIRLINE, ABOUT 15 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MC CALL, 9-1/2 MILES WEST OF DONNELLY, 1 MILE NORTHWEST OF TRIANGULATION STATION COUNCIL (USGS) WHICH IS ON A PEAK SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE PEAK THE LOOKOUT HOUSE IS ON AND LOCALLY CALLED COUNCIL MOUNTAIN.
STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE WHICH IS ABANDONED, ABOUT 12 FEET SQUARE, 15 FEET HIGH, WITH A POINTED ROOF AND IS UNPAINTED. IT IS THE PROPERTY OF THE USFS.