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Mike Lubke is the winner!

Diablo Lookout is tne answer for Number 533 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Panoramic views

Tuesday: Established 1926

Wednesday: Southeast of Powell Ranger Station

Thursday: Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

Friday: Elevation 7,461 feet

Saturday: Volunteers

Monday: Watching and looking

Tuesday: Replaced 1930

Wednesday: Replaced again in 1965

Thursday: Views of the North Fork country

Diablo Lookout is located in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. According to the Fire Lookout web site ( It was developed with a cabin in 1926, replaced with an L-4 cab in 1930. The present 10-foot concrete base with R-6 flat cab was built in 1965. It has been used on an emergency basis since the early 1980s and is staffed by volunteers.

Diablo is in Idaho County about 16 miles southwest of Powell Ranger Station and at 7,461 feet elevation.

Those who have travelled to the top of Diablo Peak describe it at a beautiful place with awesome views of the Bitterroot Mountains and the Bitterroot Divide. Our winner, Mike Lubke said, "In my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth."

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