September 2009 photo
|Registry Numbers||US 1060, CA 105 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||January 3, 2015|
|Nominated by||Vickie Lamoureux|
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Trinity County, California
N 40° 47.859' W 123° 00.235' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 47' 52" W 123° 00' 14"
N 40.797643° W 123.003920°
|Elevation||6,984 ft (2,129 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
Located atop Weaver Bally Ridge in northern California, this steel lookout overlooks Trinity Lake and the surrounding Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
|Condition of wood OK?||No Response|
|Stairs OK?||No Response|
|Comments:||Steep metal stairway of 27 steps with no metal enclosure. Awkward railing system.|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||No|
|Comments:||Paint, stain and general maintenance has been deferred over the years.|
|Other enroachments?||A repeater may be installed inside this tower. No location determined yet for antennae. Roof access is via metal ladder.|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?||No|
|Directions to tower signed?||Yes|
|Comments?||A sign at pavement's end, approx 6 miles downhill from the tower is in good shape. Has not yet been shot up by hunters.|
Tower is staffed seven days per week, eight hours per day during fire season.
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||No Response|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||
This tower is close enough to the community of Weaverville, which has been almost burned off the map due to wildfire several times within the last two decades. Many visitors access the Trinity Alps Wilderness from the Weaver Bally Lookout Road, which requires a sturdy vehicle with at least 6" of clearance. This tower has the potential to deliver Fire Prevention messages to many, many people, both locals and visitors alike.