Very Nice Thanks
More than ten feet of height was blasted off this mountain in the 1930s in order to create a surface large enough to construct the 14'x14' lookout building.
I manned this lookout in 1950. This lookout was an earlier design that was two stories, the second story was smaller (5'x 5') than the first story (12'x 12') and housed only the Osborne firefinder on a pedestal.
I manned this lookout during the fire season of 1948. There were no fires that year, in this area. I have often lamented the Forest Service's decision to destroy these buildings. A real waste.
I manned Rock Mountain Lookout in 1949. The lookout was built in the early 1930s. I believe that 1949 is the last year it was manned for the entire fire season. After that, it was only used temporarily after lightening storms.
It's a relatively easy 9 mile round-trip hike. The Twin Lakes trailhead begins near the end of the paved White River Road right before Tall Timber Ranch.
The Mt. David lookout was built in 1934, abandoned in the 1960's, and burned down sometime after 1972. All that remains are the anchor bolts, some of the railing, and a rock outhouse.