Tomhead Mountain Lookout 2005
|Registry Numbers||US 1364, CA 187 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||October 28, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Tehama County, California
N 40° 08.195' W 122° 49.027' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 08' 12" W 122° 49' 02"
N 40.136585° W 122.817122°
|Elevation||6,761 ft (2,061 m)|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest|
|Cooperators||US Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest|
Tomhead Mountain Lookout is a California Region 5 Plan BC-301 cabin on a 20 foot steel tower.
The lookout survived the September 2019 South Fire, the building were wrapped to prevent damage.
Tomhead Mtn survived the 2019 South Fire
Photo courtesy of Harrison Gutch Ranger Station
South Fire image from Tomhead Lookout - September 2019
|Needs paint?||Not Applicable|
|Shutters OK?||Not Applicable|
|Condition of wood OK?||Not Applicable|
|Stairs OK?||Not Applicable|
|Glass intact?||Not Applicable|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||Unsure|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?|
|Directions to tower signed?|
|Comments?||Accessed by a long, dusty dirt road in 1973.|
I was the Forestry Service Lookout at Tomhead in the summer of 1973. That lookout was shut down after I left. In 1974, the forest that I watched over burned. I loved being there in 73. I spotted two fires but both were out of the U.S. Forest, down toward Corning. I wish they, the fires, had been in Yolla Bolly Forest and contained. Then maybe I would have kept on being a lookout for a long time and other foresters would have succeeded me. I loved it.
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||Unsure|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||Unsure|