Dry Soda Fire Lookout


Administrative agency:  Malheur NF

Staffing status:  paid position

Elevation:  5593 ft

Structure1941 60 ft wooden tower with L-4 cab

Access:  a gate is present several hundred feet from the tower, mostly for the purpose of keeping cows out, and is most likely kept opened, the LO is well signed from the pavement

Road conditions:  it is possible to access the tower from several different directions, the route I took was well graveled, and only bumpy in some parts, only four miles from the pavement

Interior:  the cab is furnished with propane and electric lighting, a propane stove, refrigerator, and heater, as well as a table, and bed

Other structures on summit:  a garage is present near the tower, a permanently mounted propane tank is installed also

Electrical power source:  solar power is used for the radio, lighting, and the LOs personal devices

Other:  Sandy was working there during my visit, she has been working on lookouts for a number of years, she staffed Dixie in 2000, go up and say hi

Visited:  Dominic Luebbers in July 2001

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