1963: A two-story lookout house, R4-80 cab and concrete walled lower level.
November 27, 1972: "Idaho's fire lookouts, unmanned except during fire watches, are getting better protection from vandals. Boise National Forest officials have been equipping mountaintop lookouts with tape recorders that are activated whenever someone breaks into the lookouts. The recorders relay a message to ranger stations, fire dispatchers and the forest supervisor's office. "People who break into the buildings can't hear the alarm, they can't see the tape player and they can't disconnect it even if they rip out every wire in the place," said Harold Mead, the Boise forest's electronic technician who designed the system. Last month, a youth who broke into a lookout atop Hawley Mountain near Quartzburg was captured after a Boise County sheriff's plane and a forester from the Idaho City Ranger Station were dispatched to the scene. The youth was placed on probation and ordered to pay $157 in court costs and damages to the lookout, said forest officials." (The Greeley Daily Tribune)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - HAWLEY MTN LOOKOUT HOUSE PID - OH1211 STATE/COUNTY- ID/BOISE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - HARRIS CREEK SUMMIT (1976)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (JEG) HAWLEY MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT HOUSE IS A STANDARD WHITE PAINTED WOODEN BUILDING WITH A GREEN SHINGLED ROOF ALL ABOUT 14 FEET SQUARE AND 25 FEET HIGH TO THE PEAK OF THE ROOF. THE WOODEN PART OF THE BUILDING IS PLACED UPON A CONCRETE BASE. IT IS OPERATED BY THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE. IT IS 14.475 METERS AND 47.490 FEET SOUTH OF TRIANGULATION STATION HAWLEY 1959. THE POINT OF INTERSECTION WAS THE CENTER OF THE LIGHTNING ROD AT THE PEAK OF THE ROOF.
THE STATION IS LOCATED, AIRLINE, ABOUT 11 MILES NORTHEAST OF HORSESHOE BEND, 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF PLACERVILLE, AND 7-1/2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BANKS.