First used in 1931 with a 20' pole tower and L-4 cab, the present 20' treated timber tower with R-6 flat cab was built in 1964. On emergency status for several years, the tower is presently available on the Recreation Rental program, and is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register. There were also patrol lookout sites 1 1/4 miles to the northeast and 2 1/2 miles to the east atop Surveyors Peak.
St. Joe National Forest
10 miles southwest of Red Ives R.S.
Shoshone County, Idaho
Elevation 6191'
USGS Benchmark RY0974

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Surveyors Ridge in 1950 Surveyors Ridge in 1995
Photos courtesy of Gary Weber