Mount Gleason Lookout Site
US 557, CA 9

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 557, CA 9 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered April 28, 2010
Nominated by Tom Gilfoy
Location Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates N 34° 22.620' W 118° 10.674' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 22' 37" W 118° 10' 40"
N 34.377000° W 118.177900°
Elevation 6,535 ft (1,992 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Constructed in 1927, this 60' M8 tower with non-battered open X-brace steel (NOX-B) cab was probably the only steel tower lookout structure on the Angeles National Forest. It was torn down in the 1950s during the Cold War to clear the site for a Nike installation.


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