October 8, 1938: "A woodpecker's contact with some of the advanced gadgets of civilization has been reported by the lookout service on Limedyke mountain. After trying out the bark of a large pine tree near the lookout in search of worms, the woodpecker finally flew over the lookout house and settled on the tire of an automobile. What appeared to be a worm was imbedded in a crevice in the tire and the woodpecker fell to with a will. The 'worm' resisted all ordinary efforts, where upon the woodpecker, leaning back gave it the peck of its life. The beak pierced the tire, the tire deflated with a bang, and the woodpecker was flipflopped over the side of the mountain to regions where civilization has not yet reached." (Olean Times - New York)
June 21, 2005: The lookout was overrun by flames from the Lime Complex Fire, destroying the structure.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - LIMEDYKE LO PID - LU2153 STATE/COUNTY- CA/TRINITY COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - HYAMPOM (1982)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (JCC) THE STATION IS CENTERED DIRECTLY BENEATH THE LIMEDYKE LOOKOUT TOWER. IT IS ABOUT 12-1/2 MILES WEST OF HAYFORK.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN HAYFORK, GO WEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 35A FOR 0.5 MILE TO A FORK. TAKE LEFT FORK FOR 0.25 MILE TO A SIDE ROAD RIGHT JUST AFTER CROSSING A CONCRETE BRIDGE. TURN RIGHT ON PAVED ROAD AND GO WESTERLY FOR 3.65 MILES TO FORK AT THE END OF PAVED ROAD. TAKE LEFT FORK AND CONTINUE LU2153'WESTERLY FOR 4.4 MILES TO A FORK. TAKE LEFT FORK AND CONTINUE WESTERLY FOR 2.8 MILES TO A FORK. TAKE RIGHT FORK AND CONTINUE WESTERLY FOR 0.6 MILE TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT AND SIGN LIMEDYKE L.O. 8. TURN LEFT ON SIDE ROAD AND GO 8.0 MILES TO THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION.