Offield Mountain Lookout - 1981
|Registry Numbers||US 2037, CA 143 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||April 22, 2020|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Klamath National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
N 41° 25.423' W 123° 28.321' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 25' 25" W 123° 28' 19"
N 41.423714° W 123.472011°
|Elevation||4,073 ft (1,241 m)|
|Removed||Prior to 1986|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Klamath National Forest|
The original Offield Mountain Lookout may have been constructed as early as 1919 when Frank Offield is noted as the first operator. The structure was a California Region 5 Plan 4A on an 8 foot open timber tower. A telephone line was added in 1923.
A new structure was completed about 100 yards away from the old site in 1933, a USFS R1 Plan cabin on an 18 foot enclosed timber tower. The lookout stood in 1981 but was gone by 1986 when the Thornton Survey was conducted.
Photo courtesy of Nancy Hood Collection
Original cabin - California Region 4A - Circa 1920's