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)