Eddy Gulch Lookout
US 104, CA 4

Lookout Details

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)
Location Klamath National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates 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)
Built 1958
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. Hattie 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.


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