Alva Day visited this fire lookout on Lookout Mountain in October of 1947. While there are Lookout Mountains just about everywhere, he visited this particular one in his annual trip to eastern Oregon just a couple of days after this visit to the Fry Meadow guard station in the Umatilla National Forest. I'm guessing it's this one.
Yes, these fire lookouts were all over the place and we know also on the top of Mt. Hood and over on Mt. Defiance. There was the one above the community of Mt. Hood on Bald Peak.
I remember the one up on Fir Mountain when I was growing up. I know my Dad had photos of it. My aunts first husband was the look out posted on Fir and that is where she met him.
I can't right off hand give you the names, but there are at least two that have been renovated and serve now as like week end get a ways.
Also there used to be a set up of what a look out looked like on the inside in the basement of the museum in Government Camp.
L. E. look on the Celilo picture for a comment....
Charlott on 15th November 2018 @ 7:11am
Happy Alva Day Day! And it looks like the 2000th HHR image! How fitting is that! Congrats, and Thanks Arthur!
spinsur on 15th November 2018 @ 8:32am
In the past we could rent two on the east side of Mt Hood and a free one at the end of Sherar burn road on Hunchback ridge, hope they all still exist ~
Kenn on 15th November 2018 @ 8:33am
No snow visible, but when I zoomed in to look at wording of sign (couldn't read it still) noticed both vehicles have chains on 'em!
spinsur on 15th November 2018 @ 8:35am
There is a restored tower at the forest service museum on highway 6 just west of Lee's Camp, but sure the metal steps are not original ~
Kenn on 15th November 2018 @ 8:36am
Snow not necessary to have chains on wheels, worse is to chain in mud and what a mess to remove ~
Kenn on 15th November 2018 @ 8:44am
Premature celebration, spinsur. This is post #1978. It may be the 2000th I have prepared, but you guys don't see them in order. Post #2000 will be sometime on late December.
Arthur on 15th November 2018 @ 1:52pm
Reminds me of the stories Mom would tell of her summers spent as lookout at Moscow Mountain, Moscow Idaho. She said the porcupines would chew on the tires and fan belt of her truck and plenty of bears.
Ralph Kupersmith on 16th November 2018 @ 2:46am