R.I.P. 1925-1974; 1934-1974
Established as a camp in 1915, a cupola cabin was built in 1925. Then a 76' steel Aermotor tower originally intended for Saddle Mtn. was mistakenly shipped here in 1934 after a purchasing mixup. An attempt to move the top half of the tower in 1974 failed when an Army helicopter dropped it a mile away. The remaining 20' ended up becoming part of the new tower on Lookout Mtn. near Priest Lake in 1977.
Kaniksu National Forest
12 miles southwest of Clark Fork
Bonner County, Idaho
Elevation 6402'
USGS Benchmark TO0992

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Packsaddle Mtn. in 1971
Photo courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum