Windy Cut Lookout - December 1961
|Registry Numbers||US 2055, CA 161 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||December 13, 2020|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Lassen National Forest
Tehama County, California
N 40° 09.726' W 121° 34.699' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 09' 44" W 121° 34' 42"
N 40.162107° W 121.578316°
|Elevation||3,767 ft (1,148 m)|
|Removed||After 1984 but before 1986|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Lassen National Forest|
Windy Cut was constructed in 1936. The building is a very unusual design and noted as a 'C4' on the 1986 Thornton survey. No further detail is provided.
The structure was located right next to Highway 32 and may have served additional purposes though no reference can be found. A helispot is noted on the location in Forest maps today.
Windy Cut is located just over 3 miles WNW from Colby Mountain Lookout and 2300 feet lower. It may have been used to view the Deer Creek drainage located just west.