Fire Lookouts

Ross Field, Arcadia

Agency: US Army & US Forest Service Dates: 1918 until 1919 Type: Observation balloons Status: Demolished Coordinates: 34.129444, -118.04 Trail reports: Forest Lookouts, Wiki Page on Ross Field, Military Museum, Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields Military observation balloons were used for a brief period during World War I to aid in fire lookout service of the

Ross Field, Arcadia2020-04-02T18:41:55-07:00

Mendenhall Peak Lookout

Date: 1936-1975 Tower: NOTT10’- Non-battered, open timber tower, 10 feet tall Cab: C3 (USFS Region 5 1934 standard 14' X 14' wood cab) Status: Demolished Elevation: 4636 feet Topo Map: USGS Sunland Coordinates: 34.348462, -118.313603 Trail reports: Iron Hiker, OTPHiker, Summit Post, Peak Bagger Mendenhall Peak Mendenhall Peak at 4636 feet, sits above Little

Mendenhall Peak Lookout2020-04-02T18:44:47-07:00

Grass Mountain Lookout

Agency: Co-opt between LA County Fire Department & USFS Dates: 1934-1951 Tower: NOTT10’- Non-battered, open timber towers, 10 feet high Cab: C3- USFS Region 5 1934 standard 14' X 14' wood cab (BC-301 series) Status: Demolished Elevation: 4,605 feet Topo Map: USGS Lake Hughes  Coordinates: 34.641164, -118.413488 Trail reports: PeakBagger and AllTrails  Grass Mountain at 4,605

Grass Mountain Lookout2020-04-02T18:46:28-07:00

Oat Mountain Lookout

Agency: Los Angeles County Forestry Department (possibly co-operative with USFS) Dates: 1923-1973 Tower: First ed: 36’ steel; Sec ed: 46’ steel; Third ed: rebuilt on an antenna tower Cab: Modified after construction Status: Standing, re-purposed to an antenna tower Elevation: 3747 ft Topo Map: USGS Oat Mountain Coordinates: 34.3298, -118.6010 Trail reports: Hike-Los Angeles, Nobody

Oat Mountain Lookout2020-04-02T18:48:06-07:00

San Gabriel Peak Lookout

Agency: Angeles National Forest (built with assistance from Pasadena) Dates: 1927-1935 Tower: S10’- Steel 10 ft Cab: C3- USFS Region 5 1934 standard 14' X 14' wood cab (BC-301 series) Status: Demolished/Relocated Elevation: 6,164 ft Topo Map: Mount Wilson Coordinates: 34.2433, -118.0984 Trail reports: Hikespeak, Hundred Peaks Section  Lofty San Gabriel Peak (6161') is

San Gabriel Peak Lookout2020-04-02T18:49:44-07:00

Mount Islip Lookout

Agency: Los Angeles County Forestry Department Dates: 1927-1938 Tower: NOX-B22’- Non-battered, open galvanized steel angle iron X-brace tower, 22ft Cab: MB-Metal 8' X 8' cab House: Stone Status: Demolished/Relocated Elevation: 8,250 ft Topo Map: USGS Crystal Lake Coordinates: 34.3451, -117.8399 Trail reports: ModernHiker, Hundred Peaks Section  Mount Islip (8,250 ft) in the middle high country

Mount Islip Lookout2020-04-02T18:51:34-07:00