Coal Ridge actually consists of three lookout points along the ridgetop. The first was a cabin (still there, also called the Moran Patrol Cabin) at the northwest point (7285') in 1928. A 24' pole platform tower was added in the 1930's 1.5 miles southeast of the cabin at the 7100' level (ruins). Then in 1935 a 20' pole L-4 tower was constructed 1 mile southeast of the original cabin at the 7105' level. Used for emergencies in the 1960's, part of the ruins are still standing.
Flathead National Forest
8 miles southwest of Polebridge
Flathead County, Montana
Elevation 7105'

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Coal Ridge patrol tower Coal Ridge L.O. Moran Patrol Cabin in 2019 Coal Ridge in 2019
Photos courtesy of Leif Haugen and Luke Channer