April 17, 1914: "There will be one of the five lookout points on the Pend d'Oreille national forest locally known as Trestle creek lookout. At the present time telephone communications are established to Trestle creek lookout." (Pend Oreille Review)
June 26, 1914: "A line from Trestle creek to Trestle creek lookout situated on the divide, has just been completed." (Pend Oreille Review)
July 31, 1914: "The first fire occurred at 9 o'clock Monday night, near Darling lake at the head of Lightning creek, and was caused by lightning striking a tree. The fire was promptly observed by the lookout on Trestle creek m mountain and extinguished with but slight loss." (Pend Oreille Review)
August 20, 1915: "The fires on Lightning creek were reported to the local forestry office by the lookout on Trestle creek, and men were dispatched to the various blazes, which were not serious enough to require a large force." (Fruitland Banner)
June 30,1916: "Lookout maps have been prepared by placing a contour map on a drawing board and then covering the same with shellac and varnish. The point corresponding to the exact location of the lookout is placed on these maps, and with this point as a center a circular protractor is fastened to the map which reads in degrees. This board is then oriented and placed placed on the corresponding peak and is used as a means of taking observations on fires." (Pend Oreille Review)
1921: A shingled cabin with roof platform constructed.