R.I.P. 1930's-2002
Originally developed in 1914 with a 2-story 18x18' log house, East Mountain Lookout was the last unmodified lookout of its unique design. This replacement lookout was built in the 1930's by two local Finnish carpenters working in the CCC program. Originally, four of the two-story log lookouts were staffed by the Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association. East Mountain was staffed through the 1995 season, then decommissioned. The Central Idaho Cultural Center in McCall had purchased the lookout from SITPA with plans to restore it. In late June 2002, a lightning-sparked blaze destroyed the cabin which was listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association
10 miles southeast of Cascade
Valley County, Idaho
Elevation 7752'
USGS Benchmark QA0829

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East Mtn. L.O.
Photo courtesy of Gary Weber