January 18, 1965: "A burglary case reported to the Humboldt county sheriff's department over the weekend is not likely to be pursued with any great diligence. Robert Groves of the State Division of Forestry reported that the fire lookout station on Schoolhouse Peak, some 20 miles east of the Orick-Weitchpec road, had been broken into sometime during the flood period. Left behind was an undated, unsigned and slightly misspelled note which told its own story of troubles which probably will never be fully known. Missing were some food, a few tools and a lantern. It read, 'Sorry we had to break in but it was that or else in order to live. Thanks a lot.' " (Eureka Humboldt Standard)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - SCHOOLHOUSE PEAK LOOKOUT PID - MX1231 STATE/COUNTY- CA/HUMBOLDT COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - BALD HILLS (1982)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (JCS) SCHOOLHOUSE PEAK LOOKOUT IS LOCATED ON THE SOUTH END OF SCHOOLHOUSE PEAK, A BARE PASTURE HILL, AND IS THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE BALD HILLS RIDGE, LYING ABOUT 12 MILES SE OF ORICK, 9 MILES SW OF WEITCHPEC, AND ABOUT 300 YARDS SOUTH OF TRIANGULATION STATION SCHOOLHOUSE PEAK, USGS, 1941.
THE LOOKOUT IS A WOODEN STRUCTURE, ABOUT 30 FEET HIGH, AND ABOUT 18 FEET SQUARE WITH GLASS WINDOWS ALL AROUND. THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING TERMINATES IN A SHARP ACUTE POINT. THE LOOKOUT CAN BE REACHED WITH A TRUCK AND ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM THE MAIN TRAVELED ROAD THROUGH THIS SECTION OF THE COUNTRY. THIS LOOKOUT WAS BEING COMPLETED AT THE TIME THAT TRIANGULATION STATION SCHOOLHOUSE PEAK USGS 1941 WAS OCCUPIED.