Bill Johnson - Pinecrest Peak Lookout - 1935
|Registry Numbers||US 1883, CA 78 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||December 29, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Stanislaus National Forest
Tuolumne County, California
N 38° 13.450' W 119° 56.493' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 13' 27" W 119° 56' 30"
N 38.224165° W 119.941547°
|Elevation||8,134 ft (2,479 m)|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Stanislaus National Forest|
The lookout was constructed in 1934 according to the 1986 Thornton Survey. The ground cabin was a California Region 5 Plan BC-301. The lookout may have been used as an Aircraft Warning Service site during WWII but was not built for that purpose despite the Stanislaus National Forest notation below.
Summit Ranger District, 8,440' elevation. This lookout was originally built as a National Defense Observation Tower during World War II. It was staffed from 1939-1973. It is no longer standing. (Stanislaus National Forest)
Pinecrest Peak Lookout Site - 2011