Mount Elizabeth Lookout
|Registry Numbers||US 1186, CA 117 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||April 24, 2017|
|Nominated by||Bill Luedeke|
Stanislaus National Forest
Tuolumne County, California
N 38° 03.782' W 120° 14.848' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 03' 47" W 120° 14' 51"
N 38.063033° W 120.247467°
|Elevation||4,931 ft (1,503 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
The current Mount Elizabeth Lookout is a USFS National Plan CL-100 on a 55 foot K-Brace steel tower. The structure was built and put in service in 1961, replacing an earlier structure.
The previous structure was a 40' steel tower has a 7'x7' cab. It was built in 1931 to replace a 1925 60' windmill-type tower with a flat unroofed platform.
Mount Elizabeth is staffed daily during fire season by the Forest Service.
Mi-Wok Ranger District, 4,939' elevation.here were two historic lookout towers on Mt. Elizabeth. The original tower, in existence at least by 1925, was a "windmill type" tower 60' high with a flat, unroofed platform.here was also a small cabin nearby. The second historic lookout, constructed in 1931, consisted of a 7' x 7' cab atop a steel tower. wooden residence was located adjacent to the tower. The historic lookout no longer exists and has been replaced by a live-in cab atop a 55' steel tower with a catwalk. Mt. Elizabeth is still used today as a fire lookout. (Stanislaus National Forest)
Fire-finder and sighting scope
Road to the top