Type: 41′ R-6 tower
Visited: July 14, 2023
After visiting Garwood Butte I headed over to Cinnamon Butte, which has a road all the way to the top:
If you don’t mind visitors this would a pretty great spot to work. Good road all the way to the top, plus electricity (thanks to the radio equipment up here):
There’s an enormous helipad up by the lookout:
The views from the ground are pretty good, but the lookout gave me permission to climb up, so I did. The photo below is looking southeast at Tipsoo Peak, Howlock Mountain, and Mt. Thielsen. The burned trees are from the 2020 Thielsen Fire. Crews used sprinklers and fire retardant on the lookout during that fire:
Mt. Thielsen and Diamond Lake:
Looking southwest, with Mt. Bailey hiding behind the towers:
Looking north. That’s Diamond Peak on the right:
I think that lake out there is Lemolo Lake:
Looking northeast. This photo was taken from the ground. Diamond Peak on the left. The two peaks immediately to the right are Sawtooth Mountain and Cowhorn Mountain:
The old outhouse:
From the junction of Highways 230 and 138 drive north for 7.9 miles on 138. Then turn right on Road 4793, which is a good gravel road. After 1.6 miles turn left to stay on 4793. Drive 1.5 miles on the dirt road up to the lookout.
A 30′ L-4 tower was built on Cinnamon Butte in 1934.
In 1976 it was replaced with a 41′ R-6 tower that was moved here from Buster Butte, and is the tower that still stands today.