Mount Wilson Lookout

Agency: Angeles National Forest Dates: 1910-1930s Tower: 150’ Solar tower Status:  Standing Elevation: 5713 ft Coordinates: 34.2245, -118.0586 References: Fixed Point Fire Detection: The Lookouts by Mark V. Thornton, 1986 As early as the 1900s, Mount Wilson has provided a vantage point to detect fire in the west end of the forest and

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West Liebre Lookout

Agency: Angeles National Forest Dates: 1936-1960s Tower: BETT20’- Battered, enclosed timber tower, 20 ft Cab: C3- USFS Region 5 1934 standard 14' X 14' wood cab BC-301 series Status: Demolished Elevation: 5098 ft Coordinates: 34.7263714, -118.7023117 The West Liebre summit stands at the western end of the Sierra Pelona Ridge in northwest Angeles

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Bodle Peak Lookout

Agency: LA County Forestry Department (Now LA County Fire Department) Dates: 1930-1934 Tower:  S50’- Steel, 50 feet tall Cab: N/A Status: Demolished Elevation: 2450 ft Coordinates: 34.1087, -118.8449 References: 2,450'- Bodle Peak  Ron Kemnow's California Lookouts  In 1930 the LA County Forestry Department moved its fire lookout tower from Blue Ridge in the San

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Sunset Peak Lookout

Agency: Angeles National Forest Dates: 1927-1975 Tower: K,X-B20’ - Prototype K-brace tower in which top section is of X-brace design, 20' tall Cab: 4AR - USFS Region 5 wood cab 14' X 14' Status: Demolished Elevation: 5796 ft Coordinates: 34.2166, -117.6892 References: Ride the Devil Wind: A History of the Los Angeles County Forester

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San Jose Lookout

Agency: LA County Forestry Department (Now LA County Fire Department) Dates: 1925-1950s Tower: S40’ Cab: N/A Status: Demolished Elevation: 1250 ft Coordinates: 34.0977, -117.7944 References: Ride the Devil Wind: A History of the Los Angeles County Forester & Fire Warden Department and Fire Protection Districts by David Boucher, De Anza Heights on Peakbagger

By |2021-06-05T09:44:39-07:00June 5, 2021|1 Comment
  • Johnstone Peak (San Dimas) Lookout

Johnstone Peak (San Dimas) Lookout

Agency: Angeles National Forest Dates: 1917-1919: Unknown structure 1923-1930s: A short non-battered, open timber tower on a DuBois 4A design cab (14’x14′ wood) 1930s-1992: Battered, open galvanized steel angle iron K-brace tower, 30 ft tall with C3 cab 14′ X 14′ wood 1992-present: Tower shortened with cab downscaled to 8'x 8'  Status: Relocated Elevation: 3195

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