1924: A Salmon Forest lookout report shows that there are no improvements at this site except for a small horse pasture below the mountain. For a good view of the surrounding country the lookout must climb trees. The report also states that a tower is needed at this point.
September 24, 1924: "Guy E. Goff was down from Haystack mountain Friday. He reports good progress being made in the construction of a lookout tower and cottage at that place." "Curtis Roberts was out to Salmon the last of the week, getting doors, windows and other building materials for the house which is built at Haystack mountain." (Salmon Herald)
July 1, 1925: "Guy E. Goff, who is lookout man on Haystack mountain, near Leesburg, spent the past week here widening out the telephone routes, clearing same of brush and timbers." (Salmon Herald)
July 22, 1925: "A.M. Colwell, stage man, took a load of supplies Saturday to Guy Goff's lookout camp on Haystack mountain." (Salmon Herald)
September 16, 1925: "Guy Goff came down from Haystack mountain lookout station Monday and has moved up to Arnett creek with his brothers." (Salmon Herald)
June 30, 1926: "A.C. Ludwig packed up a lot of supplies to Haystack mountain lookout last week." (The Salmon Herald)
July 7, 1926: "A.C. Ludwig was in Leesburg Friday to get provisions for Haystack Mountain lookout." (The Salmon Herald)
September 15, 1926: "A.C. Ludwig came down from Haystack mountain lookout Monday." (The Salmon Herald)