COAL RIDGE LOOKOUT
Coal Ridge actually consists of three lookout points along the ridgetop. The first was a cabin (still there?) at the west point (7285') in 1928. A 24' pole platform tower was added in the 1930's 1.5 miles southeast of the cabin at the 7100' level, and is still there. Then in 1935 a 20' pole L-4 tower was constructed 1 mile southeast of the original cabin at the 7105' level. Used for emergencies in the 1960's, it has obviously not been maintained for a number of years.
Flathead National Forest
8 miles southwest of Polebridge
Flathead County, Montana
Elevation 7105'
USGS Benchmark TN0795
Terracache
Terracache

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Coal Ridge patrol tower Coal Ridge L.O.
Photos courtesy of Leif Haugen