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Spragpole Museum Presenation – 2024

Cat and I were honored last year when our favorite museum and North Idaho icon, the Spragpole, asked us to create a Fire Lookout exhibit for the museum. We were double-honored (I am, but I’m not sure if that’s a real thing) when they asked us to give a presentation on fire lookouts. On Sunday, May 19th, 2024, we shared some information about Fire Lookouts...

Bumblebee Peak Lookout

Drive-upDestroyedElevation: 4746Coeur d’Alene National Forest HISTORY 1931: Platform tower located here 1933: 30′ Pole L-4 was built 1959: 30′ Treated Timber R-6 flat cab was built 1975: Destroyed OUR NOTES We were quickly and easily able to find the footings to what we believe are from the most recent tower and one very crumbling footing from...

BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT

This lookout location has a standing alidade, an incredible view and has a great mystery we would like to uncover!

NIRA POINT

A crows nest lookout that required a 16 mile bushwhack hike

Dunn Peak

Dunn Peak has not been staffed since the 1970s and is now part of an electronics/solar site.

A Big Weekend

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s lookout season. It’s time to put the books away, retreat from the maps and planning, put actual boots on the ground, and go do LOOKOUT STUFF, as we like to say. Of course, Mother Nature had other plans and decided Saturday would be a good day for thunderstorms, hail, and rain. While we like to pretend we are...

Turner Peak Lookout

Not much left at Turner Peak Lookout but wow, what a gorgeous view overlooking the St Joe!