August 16, 1940: (From the August 8, 1912 issue of the Trinity Journal) "The recent electrical storm meant busy days for the various officers of the Trinity National Forest. These storms originated in the Yolla Bolly's and passed northward through the center of the forest leaving in their wake at least 21 fires, all of which were discovered by the lookout system. Although 14 of these fires died out or were extinguished by rains, 7 might have been dangerous had it not been for prompt action by the Guards. In each instance men were on the way to the fires within a short time after it had been sighted and located by the lookout. That the position of Lookout is not without its excitement is indicated by the fact that Mr. Reid on Weaver Bally had the telephone receiver hurled from his hand by lightning which struck the wire while he was using the telephone. -J.S. Folsom - Trinity -" (California Ranger)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - WEAVER BALLY LOOKOUT TOWER PID - LU2106 STATE/COUNTY- CA/TRINITY COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - DEDRICK (1982)
STATION DESCRIPTION No. 1
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1951 THIS LOOKOUT (USFS) WAS DESTROYED IN THE EARLY 1930S AND A NEW ONE BUILT ABOUT 600 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST. THIS LATER IS TIED TO USGS STATION WEAVER BALLY L.O. 1949. FOUNDATION PIERS FOR THE TOWER INTERSECTED IN 1928 ARE STILL VISIBLE AND DO NOT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN MOVED.
STATION DESCRIPTION No. 2
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 (LSB) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 12 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MINERSVILLE, ABOUT 7.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF TRINITY ALPS, AND ABOUT 5.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF WEAVERVILLE. IT IS ON A SPUR LU2107'RIDGE APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE SOUTH OF THE SOUTHWESTERNMOST ONE OF THE TWO PEAKS THE FORM THE WEAVER BALLY MOUNTAINS.
THE BUILDING IS A FRAME STRUCTURE PAINTED WHITE. IT IS APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET SQUARE AT THE BASE AND APPROXIMATELY 24 FEET HIGH. IT IS THE PROPERTY OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE.