SPADES MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT
R.I.P. 1963-2015
Developed in 1923 as a camp lookout, a 50' pole tower with 7x7' cab was built in 1926. A log cabin was added for living quarters in 1928. In 1941, a 54' steel tower was built. An L-4 cab was added for living quarters in the late 1940's. The steel tower was moved to Long Mtn. Lookout in 1963, replaced by the present 67' treated timber tower with R-6 flat cab, which had not been staffed since the 1970's. Suffering from years of continued heavy vandalism, the tower was torn down in July 2015.
Coeur D'Alene National Forest
12 miles northeast of Coeur D'Alene
Kootenai County, Idaho
Elevation 5038'
USGS Benchmark SV1566
Geocache

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Spades in 1941 Spades in 1945 Spades in 1950 Spades Mtn. L.O.
Photos courtesy of Gary Weber and the U.S. Forest Service