Weitas is a "cleaned up" version of the original name of Wet Ass. Developed in 1931 with a 30' pole tower topped with an L-4 cab, a garage was added in 1935. The present 53' treated timber tower with L-4 cab, built in 1953, became one of the first lookouts to be placed on the Recreation Rental program, in 1983. It is presently on standby status.
Clearwater National Forest
16 miles east of Pierce
Idaho County, Idaho
Elevation 5967'
USGS Benchmark RY0950

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Weitas Butte in 1953 Weitas Butte in 1986 Weitas Butte in 2014
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum and Luke Channer