First used in the 1920's with a 30' pole tower, a 30' pole L-4 tower replaced it in 1932. This was destroyed by heavy snow in 1942, replaced by another L-4 tower with an unconventional inside trap door. The present 30' treated timber tower topped with an R-6 flat cab was built in 1957. The lookout is presently on the Recreation Rental program. There was also a patrol tree platform 1 mile south atop Pebble Point.
Mt. Hood National Forest
12 miles ENE of Mt. Hood
Wasco County, Oregon
Elevation 4627'
USGS Benchmark RC2231
USGS Benchmark RC2232

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Fivemile Butte in 1956 Fivemile Butte in 1957 Fivemile Butte in 1963 Fivemile Butte in 1994 Fivemile Butte L.O. Fivemile Butte in 2011
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum, the U.S. Forest Service, Irene Kim, and the Howard Verschoor collection