Agency: Los Angeles County Forestry Department
Dates: 1928-1930
Tower: NOX-B50′ – Non-battered, open galvanized steel angle iron X-brace tower, 50 ft
Cab: MB – Metal 8′ X 8′ cab
House: Stone
Status: Demolished/Relocated
Elevation: 8484 feet
Topo Map: Mount San Antonio
Coordinates: 34.3518, -117.6762
Trail reports: Peakbagger, Peakery, SummitPost  

The Blue Ridge name appeared on maps by 1920 and has been a popular skiing area since the 1930s. In 1928 the Los Angeles County Forestry Department constructed a fire lookout in the western high point of Blue Ridge. As with most county towers, the Blue Ridge lookout station was built with a nearby stone cabin for the lookout staff. It stood only for 2 years as the forest service decided it would be best to move it to a location in the Santa Monica Mountains (to Bodel Peak). So the structure and history were only here briefly. Today, the site is a location for private towers and the Frost benchmark at 8484 feet. There are concrete footings at site but its not certain whether they belong to the tower or the cabin. 

Blue Ridge LookoutFire lookout at Blue Ridge circa 1927-28, John Robinson collection

Blue Ridge LookoutFour concrete footings on the Blue Ridge site

Blue Ridge LookoutCloser look of the footings

Blue Ridge LookoutToppled Frost Benchmark

Blue Ridge LookoutFrost Benchmark from 1930

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