Thorne Point Lookout - 2011
|Registry Numbers||US 308, CA 36 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||April 21, 1999|
|Nominated by||Mark Swift|
Los Padres National Forest
Ventura County, California
N 34° 36.379' W 119° 07.686' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 36' 23" W 119° 07' 41"
N 34.606325° W 119.128103°
|Elevation||6,796 ft (2,071 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Mt. Pinos Ranger District|
One of five lookouts remaining on the Mt. Pinos Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest on the southern California coast, Thorn Point Lookout dates from 1933. The 14' x 14' L-4 cab with catwalk on a 20' H-braced tower is in near-original condition with an early telephone intact.
During World War II it was staffed 24 hours a day and a ground cabin was added for the off-duty observer during 12-hour shifts. Located within the Sespe Wilderness near the Condor Sanctuary, the lookout has been used as a condor monitoring station.
Thorne Point Lookout - 1940
AWS Cabin - 2019
Thorne Point Cab - 2019