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Bruin Hill Lookout is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #644, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Built on the ground

Tuesday: No longer exists

Wednesday: Over a mile up

Thursday: In use for less than 27 years

Friday: Alidade

Saturday: A view

Monday: 17 miles from Kelly Creek Ranger Station

Tuesday: A rugged trail leads in

Bruin Hill Lookout was 17 miles east northeast of Kelly Creek Ranger Station at an elevation of 6,504 feet. It did not need to be elevated, so was built on the grounds. This point was one of the higher ones on the Kelly District. The cabin had a cupola on the top with windows for visibility and an alidade to help determine the location of wildfires.

The cabin was built in 1932 and was gone by 1959. There was also a patrol point on Fern Mountain two miles west southwest. The trail to the cabin is ranked as difficult.

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