Likely Mountain Lookout
US 1321, CA 144
Likely Mountain Lookout 2006

Likely Mountain Lookout 2006 - courtesy of Fred Johnson

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1321, CA 144 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 20, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Lassen County, California
Coordinates N 41° 09.326' W 120° 33.850' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 09' 20" W 120° 33' 51"
N 41.155431° W 120.564165°
Elevation 7,377 ft (2,249 m)
Built 1966
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Lassen-Modoc Unit (Cal Fire LMU)


Mike Plesha, CDF Architect proposed a re-design of the venerable BC-3 cab. CDF officials requested a prototype (reduced scale) model be tested first. The success of the 64 sq. ft., Likely Mountain cab paved the way for the construction of a full sized, 196 sq. ft., (732-6A style) cab at Sawmill Peak in 1969. The three-legged, 38 foot steel tower at the Likely site came from Thompson Peak, Plumas National Forest. The "Nomad" trailer has served as residence since 1967.

The tower was staffed intermittently during predicted lightning events as of 2015.


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Photo courtesy of Fred Johnson

Likely Mountain Lookout 2009

Likely Mountain Lookout 2009 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Likely Mountain Lookout 2019

Likely Mountain Lookout 2019 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow