|Elevation: 5727′||Coeur d’Alene National Forest|
Graham Mountain was first a log cabin and windmill tower with a platform in 1922.
In 1930 a 30′ pole L-4 Tower was built.
In 1933 a 60′ L-6 patrol tower was added.
There is also a crows nest 2 miles NNE atop Nira Point.
The tower was destroyed in 1955.
We hiked into Graham Mountain in late summer 2022. This trail gets a fair amount of motorcycle and foot traffic, however we didnt see anyone the whole day we were here exploring.
At the top of the mountain its very easy to walk around and find all the cement footings, the fallen cabins remains and other debris from the downed towers.
We were especially intrigued by the initials GJ that were written into one of the cement footings, we believe from the last tower erected here in 1933. We’ve asked some of the leading lookout historians but so far noone has been able to tell us who GJ was.
WHO is GJ?
This trip we hiked to the top of Graham mountain, then down the ridge and out via Graham Creek. GORGEOUS trail!
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