Photo courtesy of Ashley Dooley
|Registry Numbers||US 104, CA 4 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||March 6, 1995|
|Nominated by||James Rock and Candice Cook (USFS)|
Klamath National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
N 41° 14.729' W 123° 06.146' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 14' 44" W 123° 06' 09"
N 41.245485° W 123.102439°
|Elevation||6,483 ft (1,976 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Salmon River Ranger District|
Eddy Gulch Lookout -- atop 6,483’ Klamath Peak -- was the post of the first woman hired as a fire observer by the U.S. Forest Service. Hallie Morse Daggett staffed the original log cabin structure in 1913, and served until a new 14’ x 14’ L-4 lookout with catwalk was built in 1926.
Evidently life in a glass house wasn’t to her liking and Ms. Daggett retired the following year. The existing metal tower with CL-10 metal cab was constructed in 1958. Soon thereafter Mrs. Nancy Culbertson came to the lookout and served for 30 seasons! An interpretive trail honoring the two women was dedicated in 1991.
A new generation of explorers admiring where female lookouts first started!
Eddy Gulch Lookout and Hallie Daggett - 1913
After 1926 - Region 5 4AR Cabin