Thorn Peak

One of five lookouts remaining on the Mt. Pinos Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest on the southern California coast, Thorn Point Lookout dates from 1933. The 14′ x 14′ L-4 cab with catwalk on a 20′ H-braced tower is in near-original condition with an early telephone intact. During World War II it was staffed 24 hours a day and a ground cabin was added for the off-duty observer during 12-hour shifts. Located within the Sespe Wilderness near the Condor Sanctuary, the lookout has been used as a condor monitoring station.

Thorn Peak 1950