First used in 1927 with a 2-story log cabin, the present lookout is quite unusual, being a "cab over cab". In 1958, a 10' concrete base with R-6 flat cab was constructed. Later, another R-6 flat cab was built on top of the other cab, when the first cab apparently was needed to house additional radio equipment. What stands today is a unique lookout available for emergencies, and is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
Southern Idaho Timber Protective Assocation/Boise National Forest
12 miles NNE of Boise
Boise County, Idaho
Elevation 7582'
USGS Benchmark OH1215
USGS Benchmark OH1216

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Shafer Butte in 1930 SITPA Board visits Shafer Butte SITPA Board visits Shafer Butte Shafer Butte L.O.
Photos courtesy the U.S. Forest Service and Rex Kamstra