Sierra Pelona Lookout
|Registry Numbers||US 1788, CA 34 (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° 33.657' W 118° 21.355' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 33' 39" W 118° 21' 21"
N 34.560945° W 118.355916°
|Elevation||4,855 ft (1,480 m)|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Angeles National Forest|
Sierra Pelona Lookout was constructed sometime between 1934 and 1936 by the Angeles National Forest. The structure is a California Region 5 Plan BC-301 cabin atop a 30 foot K-Brace steel tower.
Heavy winds gusts to 100 mph were frequently recorded at Sierra Pelona. A windstorm caused enough damage to the lookout to require an evacuation of the operator in 1956.
Sierra Pelona was active as to at least 1976.
Photo courtesy of Angeles National Forest