Pitcher Mountain Lookout
US 415, NH 16
2016 photo by Jack Kelley

2016 photo by Jack Kelley

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 415, NH 16 (view other lookouts in United States, New Hampshire)
Date Registered March 12, 2002
Nominated by Chris Haartz, NH Registrar
Location Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Coordinates N 43° 05.542' W 072° 07.729' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 05' 32" W 072° 07' 44"
N 43.092360° W 072.128810°
Elevation 1,823 ft (556 m)
Administered by NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development
Cooperators NH Div. of Forests and Lands

Description

Pitcher Mountain station was established in 1915 with a wooden tower and open platform. A 25' steel tower with NH standard 10’x10' wooden cab was built in 1925 and destroyed in the Stoddard-Marlow fire of 1941. The state rebuilt it immediately and it is in active service.

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Visit Reports

September 23, 2012: A. Klumb

Condition

Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: Telecommunication equipment on and under the tower

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No

Staffing

Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response
Unknown

April 8, 2016: Jack Kelley

Condition

Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Comments: The tower is falling into slight desrepair and could use a touch-up regarding its paint.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Other enroachments? There is antenna equipment on and underneath the tower.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? There is a large sign stating that you are nearing the tower.

Staffing

Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response

September 25, 2016: Jack Kelley

Condition

Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Comments: This tower is still in great shape, especially since the Monadnock-Sunapee trail association added a new kiosk at the bottom and added a shorter trail to the summit. There is, however, now a piece of plywood over one of the windows of the tower. Despite this, the tower seems to be fine.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: There is communications equipment on and under the lookout.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? There is a sign near the road to the parking area that says "Pitcher Mountain Fire Tower".

Staffing

Staffed? Sometimes
In fire season, this tower is staffed by the state of New Hampshire.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No

Photos

Photo courtesy of Jack Kelley