Deep Dives into the Archives: Looking out for Frazier Park

  • [Photo by Gary Meyer]

    [Photo by Gary Meyer]

Curated by Kaylin Paschall, TME

Sitting at an elevation of over eight thousand feet above sea level is the old lookout station atop Frazier Mountain. Today it is derelict, left to decay in the weather and winds it had otherwise withstood since a fire had taken out the original building in 1952.

However, in 1968, Frazier Mountain Lookout was active and manned 24 hours, 7 days a week. In the June 13, 1968 edition of The Mountain Enterprise, Charlie and Hazel Upham were interviewed and shared their experiences and thoughts as fire lookouts on the peak of Frazier Mountain.

Looking Out On The Mountain

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Photo captions:

Frazier Mountain Lookout as it stood back in 1968.

Frazier Mountain Lookout sits derelict in 2019, at over 8,000 feet elevation with views from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, on a clear day.

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This is part of the January 20, 2023 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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