Pinyon Peak Lookout - 1942
|Registry Numbers||US 1870, CA 65 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||December 22, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Los Padres National Forest
Monterey County, California
N 36° 10.139' W 121° 22.771' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 10' 08" W 121° 22' 46"
N 36.168979° W 121.379524°
|Elevation||5,256 ft (1,602 m)|
|Removed||1977 - Wildfire|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest|
Pinyon Peak, in the southeastern end of the Monterey District (not to be confused with Sid Ormsbee Lookout, located on a Pinyon Peak in the northern end of the district) was constructed in 1937. The structure was a California Region 5 Plan BC-301 on a 30 foot K-Brace, open steel tower. The site was used for Aircraft Warning Service activities and was staffed 24/7 during World War II.
The lookout was no longer staffed in the 1960's and was destroyed during the 1977 Marble Cone Fire. Nothing remains at the site.
Photo courtesy of "Lookouts of the Los Padres Forest" By Irma Oksen Reaves - 1988
Photo courtesy of USFS - Craig R. Carey Collection