COLD SPRING MOUNTAIN
California Department of Forestry
Elevation = 2736
STATION RECOVERY (1965)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 (EHS) THE STATION MARK AND REFERENCE MARKS 1, 2, AND 3 WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AND THE 1925 DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE WITH THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONS–
THE STATION IS LOCATED ON THE SUMMIT OF COLD SPRING MOUNTAIN, NEAR THE COLD SPRING LOOKOUT HOUSE, AIRLINE ABOUT 10 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF MANCHESTER, 9 MILES SOUTH OF NAVARRO, AND 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PHILO.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE AT PHILO GO NORTHWEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 128 FOR 2.9 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT ONTO GREENWOOD RIDGE ROAD AND GO SOUTHWEST 3.5 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT ONTO COLD SPRING ROAD AND GO SOUTH 4.1 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT AT A SIGN COLD SPRING LOOKOUT AND GO SOUTH 1.1 MILES TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN, THE LOOKOUT HOUSE, AND THE STATION.
THE STATION MARK IS 14.8 FEET WEST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE.
August 5, 1931: “This community was shocked Sunday when word was received Thomas Lynch passed away in San Francisco. Tom, as he was familiarly called, had been working as fire lookout at Signal Ridge and a week previous had gotten out of bed to answer the telephone and had stepped on a thorn on the floor of his tent. The thorn penetrated the bare foot and a portion broke off in the foot. On different days during the week he had friends who called on him try and get the thorn out with their pocket knives and by Friday his leg and foot were quite sore and badly swollen and he was brought to Point Arena for medical attention. Saturday he was taken to San Francisco, arriving there shortly after midnight. Blood poisoning had by that time reached such a stage nothing could be done and he died about five o’clock Sunday morning.” (Ukiah Republican Press)
May 17, 1933: “Oliver Moore, fire ranger of Willits was here during the past week to oversee the building of a lookout station on Signal Peak, it is understood a telephone line will be run from the station to Philo. A road has been built to the top of Signal which will eliminate a long steep climb that has had to be made on foot to reach the summit.” (Ukiah Republican Press)
October 13, 1937: “Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hiatt and family returned to the home here after having passed the summer at the Lookout Station near Greenwood.” (Ukiah Republican Press)
September 28, 1938: “Mrs. Raymond Hiatt moved back to her home in Hopland before the beginning of school, Mr. Hiatt remaining at the Lookout Station near Greenwood until the close of the fire season.” (Ukiah Republican Press)
1990: Due to budget cuts the Lookout will not be staffed this fire season.
2017 – Any additional data/information pictures sent to me will be added to this website.