1918: A Map table erected on the summit with a tent camp located at a spring approximately one half mile below the summit.
November 9, 1918: "Miss Mabel Geenan, a school teacher of this city (Butte), released a man for war work the past summer by acting as lookout on Nez Perce mountain, a lonely peak on the very summit of the Rocky mountain range 50 miles from a railroad and far away from the main trail. She says she liked it immensely. Most of the summer Miss Geenan was alone, except for the companionship of her horse and the wild Mrs. John Brosnahan of this city creatures of the forest, although spent about a month with her on the mountain height. Nez Perce mountain is in the Clearwater country of Idaho. Miss Geenan's camp was located about half a mile below her lookout station on the summit of the mountain, and consisted of a tent, before which she and her woman visitor constructed a big fireplace of rocks. Three tables and a bed of logs, covered with fir boughs, completed the furnishings of the camp. A telephone connected her with other lookout stations of the forestry service in the district. 'There was no solitude,' Miss Geenan declared. 'There was always life around me. I was not afraid of bears. Mountain lions seemed to me to be the only animal I feel it dangerous to come upon. Human beings, too, might prove dangerous, but everyone I met was most considerate, courteous and even chivalrous.' Miss Geenan was armed with a six-shooter and a rifle throughout her solitary vacation, but aside from grouse, found little to use them on." (The Centralia Daily Chronicle - Washington)