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Calamity Butte

Type: 50′ tower with octagonal cab
Status: Staffed
Elevation: 6,695′
Visited: July 3, 2021

While staying at the Fall Mountain Lookout we visited several lookouts in the area. First up today was Calamity Butte. The three mile drive on Road 2860 and 155 to the top was rough and rocky, but we made it in the Outback.

Calamity Butte

I believe this is only the second tower I’ve ever visited with an octagonal cabin (the other was Sisi Butte).

Calamity Butte

Calamity Butte

The original D5 cabin from 1927 is still up here.

Calamity Butte

Calamity Butte

Calamity Butte

Calamity Butte

The views were hazy from California wildfire smoke:

Calamity Butte

Calamity Butte

Calamity Butte

There’s also an old garage/shed.

Calamity Butte

Calamity Butte

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