July 1, 1920: "The forest service lookout at the summit of the mountain in Trinity county, known as Hayfork Bally, is Miss Elsie Luckie, a young woman of that section. Miss Luckie lives alone at the summit, 15 miles from the nearest ranch house and 6000 feet above sea level." (The Oregonian)
August 3, 1920: "July Lightning Storm on the Trinity. This storm set 24 fires, all of which were put out with but little cost. In addition four cows standing beneath a tree were killed by one bolt. Miss Lucky, Hayfork Bally lookout and Mrs. Leventon, telephone operator at Hayfork received severe shocks while using the line. -- Trinity Forest News." (California District News Letter)
August 14, 1920: "Miss Elsie Luckie, forest service lookout on Hayfork Bally mountain within the Trinity national forest, although not exposed to danger from mountain lions, finds it necessary to salt the deer at some distance from the lookout station in order to prevent them from congregating about the house. This lookout station happens to be within game refuge No. 1D, which was established several years ago and which is effectfully fulfilling the object of its creation. Various lookouts on this mountain within the past few years have noticed a great increase in the number of deer and Miss Luckie sees a great number of them daily. One morning she counted at one time 87 deer, mostly large bucks, feeding in the brush just beneath her lookout, and during the month of July she counted 1250 deer. Undoubtedly, in both cases, the counts were far below the number of deer actually within the vicinity of the lookout." (Red Bluff Daily News)
September 9, 1958: The U.S. Air Force acquired approximately one quarter of an acre near the lookout for an unmanned Gap Filler radar station. The improvements included a concrete block building, two 15,000 gallon underground fuel tanks, antenna tower, fencing and an improved gravel road.
April 26, 1963: The site was discontinued and returned to the Forest Service.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - HAYFORK BALLY LOOKOUT TOWER PID - LU2132 STATE/COUNTY- CA/TRINITY COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - HAYFORK BALLY (1982)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (JCC) THE STATION IS LOCATED ON THE SUMMIT OF HAYFORK BALLY MOUNTAIN, 15-1/2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WEAVERVILLE, 8 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF HAYFORK AND 6 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG BAR GUARD STATION.
A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WA MADE TO TRIANGULATION STATION HAYFORK BALLY FROM THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT, DISTANCE BEING 120.55 FEET OR (36.744) METERS EAST OF THE STATION.
THE LOOKOUT HOUSE IS ON THE TOP OF A 4 LEGGED STEEL TOWER THAT IS 50 FEET HIGH AND PAINTED WHITE.