RUSSEL MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT
Established about 1921 with a 50' pole tower and open cab, the present 82' treated timber tower was built in 1949 with an open platform on top. The L-4 cab was added in 1950. Now available for emergencies, the tower was threatened by a forest fire in the 1990's.
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
15 miles north of Halfway
Baker County, Oregon
Elevation 7508'
USGS Benchmark RA1078
Geocache

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Russel Mtn. in 1921 Russel Mtn. in 1999
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum and Rex Kamstra