Originally developed in 1922 with a 2-story log cabin, and subsequently replaced with a 10' pole L-4 tower in the 1930's, the present 10' concrete base with R-6 flat cab was built in 1962. It is staffed every summer.
Bitterroot National Forest
23 miles southwest of Darby
Ravalli County, Montana
Elevation 7822'

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Bare Cone in 1922 Bare Cone in 1928 Bare Cone in 1962 Bare Cone in 1979 Bare Cone L.O.
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum, U.S. Forest Service and Gary Weber