November 27, 1924: "The Lewis and Clark forest has built ten miles of new trail, reconstructed 17 miles and maintained over 400 miles during the past year. New trails have been built to the Patrol Mountain and Half Dome lookouts." (Independent-Observer)
December 12, 1924: "Last season lines were built connecting up the Half Dome, Larch Hill and Patrol Mountain lookouts. Previously these had been connected up with emergency lines." (The Choteau Montanan)
September 13, 1928: "Ben Griffith, who served as a lookout on Patrol mountain during the summer, returned to Choteau with Assistant Supervisor A.D. Moir on Monday. From here Mr. Griffith went to Conrad for a visit with some relatives. Later he will go to his home at Denver and then resume his studies as a student in the school of forestry at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs." (The Choteau Acantha)
National Geodetic Survey
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (OSR) THE STATION IS THE TOP-CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE. IT IS LOCATED 10 MILES SOUTH AND 6 MILES WEST OF GIBSON DAM, 8-1/2 MILES WEST AND 1 MILE SOUTH OF WILLOW CREEK RANGER STATION, 3 MILES SOUTH OF BENCH MARK RANGER STATION AND NEAR THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 32, R 10 W, T 20 N.
THE LOOKOUT IS CONSTRUCTED OF WOOD, PAINTED WHITE AND IS APPROXIMATELY 14 X 14 FEET SQUARE. ITS HEIGHT, OVERALL, IS APPROXIMATELY 14 FEET.