Pot Mountain Lookout Site
US 2081, ID 32
1934 L-4 site

1934 L-4 site - courtesy of Rod Fosback

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 2081, ID 32 (view other lookout sites in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered May 22, 2022
Nominated by Rod Fosback
Location Clearwater National Forest
Clearwater County, Idaho
Coordinates N 46° 44.126' W 115° 24.453' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 44' 08" W 115° 24' 27"
N 46.735433° W 115.407550°
Elevation 7,139 ft (2,176 m)
Built 1934
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


The first lookout built in 1919, was a cabin 12 feet by 12 feet made of whipsawed lumber with a map board on the roof reached by ladder. Manned by a crew of two. This cabin was replaced in 1934 with a hip roofed L-4 cab 500 feet south of the 1919 cabin. Lookouts Bob Elliott and Turk Oliver used their spare time one summer to construct the rock foundation for the new lookout. They made a windless winch and by hand using a rock drill and jack hammer, blasted and winched enough rock for the new lookout's 14 foot by 14 foot base.


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