Mount Pacifico Lookout - An unusual structure - 1932
|Registry Numbers||US 1786, CA 32 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||November 3, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County, California
N 34° 22.940' W 118° 02.089' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 22' 56" W 118° 02' 05"
N 34.382325° W 118.034825°
|Elevation||7,114 ft (2,168 m)|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Angeles National Forest|
Mount Pacifico (Pacifico Mountain on modern maps) is listed on the strength of one photo and a 1932 Los Angeles Times story describing the structure;
"A marvelous view of hills and mountains and desert can be had from this point. A short walk from the car brought us to the foot of the look-out tower and the more hardy of our party climbed the steel rungs to the small platform, where an unending panorama was had for miles in every direction. The glistening Mojave was right at our back, and seemed to be directly under our feet although in reality it was many miles away."
The structure is not listed on the Fire Lookout Inventory compiled by Mark V. Thornton in 1986. The use of the structure for fire detection is unconfirmed and bears further research.
Mount Pacifico Los Angeles Times article - 1932