Coconino County Coconino National Forest 16N-8E-31
July 10, 1959: "Because of the need for the construction of the road to Apache Lookout Peak on the Coconino before the tower is erected, we are not sure whether such a plan would be feasible on the Coconino. However, we would like to know from the forest about when they plan to do the job." (Memo to Forest Supervisors from the Assistant Regional Forester)
July 24, 1959: "One of these towers will be located atop 8000-foot Apache Maid Peak, five miles southwest of Stoneman Lake near Black Canyon Highway. Contracts for erecting this tower and building the access road will be let this fall. The tower, which will protect the Happy Jack and Beaver Creek watershed areas, is expected to be completed by next summer." (Arizona Daily Sun)
August 13, 1959: "It now appears because of the urgency of other very high priority projects in the region that you should not count on the erection of the Apache Maid Lookout during the fiscal year 1960. The cab and tower, of course, have been ordered, and they will be delivered to Flagstaff. We would suggest that upon arrival all of the material be carefully checked against the parts list and stored in a safe place until the beginning of fiscal year 1961. We understand that a new location for the road to Apache Maid is necessary and that probably between the planning and the construction, the deferment of the Apache Maid tower construction will not be too serious if postponed till the start of fiscal year 1961. We are very sorry to do this, but there just doesn't seem to be any way out of it." (Memo to the Forest Supervisor from the Assistant Regional Forester)
September 19, 1960: "Reference is made to the contract of the Apache Maid Lookout and to your 6440, Real Property, memorandum of June 14. We are asking Financial Management to allot you $8,000; $5,980 for the contract price of the erection, and $2,020 for major items in your estimate of June 14. It is assumed that you would spend this money during the third period, based on the fact that it would be difficult to travel to Apache Maid and carry on work because of normal winter road conditions. The contract erection price is being set up for 2nd period; the balance for the 3rd. If this is not in keeping with your planned program, let us know and we will make the change. It is recognized that the $2,020 is less than your total estimate. It is suggested that you defer the construction of a utility building at this time. It is assumed that the cab will be furnished in accordance with the standard cover design for 14 x 14 lookouts which were sent to you some months ago." (Memo from Assistant Regional Forester to Forest Supervisor)
May 10, 1961: "Apache Maid L.O. Tower #12-11-003-4231A Martin C. Cline, Contractor
This tower is located on Apache Maid Mountain, elevation 7,300 feet, and is 45 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona. The tower was purchased from Dresser-Ideco of 875 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, Ohio for $6,907. The erection of the tower was awarded to Martin C. Cline of (omitted) Globe, Arizona for $5,980.00. There was was one other bid for the erection by Diggs Construction Company of Flagstaff, Arizona. An additional $2,000 was allotted to the Forest for the construction engineering, erection of a single dual latrine, the installation of the cabinets in the cab and the installation of the water system. This makes the total of $14,887 spent on the tower to date. An additional $500 is needed for a tool shed. The contract for the erection of the tower was awarded on October 10, 1960, however, the erection work did not begin until November 7, 1960. This delay was due to the road contractor not completing the road construction on schedule. The road had to be completed before access could be attained to the tower site. The erection work began on November 7, 1960 and had to be discontinued on November 17, 1960 because of snow obstructing access to the tower site. On April 3, 1961 work was resumed and April 29, 1961 the contract was completed and accepted. Mr. Cline completed the erection in 48 calendar days, and the contract called for 70 calendar days. This is the fifth or sixth tower Cline has erected and for this reason he is dependable and efficient in erecting this type tower. There were two or three minor adjustments that had to be made which did not effect the cost of the erection of the tower." (Final Construction Report)
National Geodetic Survey
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (SLH) THE STATION IS ON A HIGH, PROMINENT, ROUNDED TREE COVERED MOUNTAIN KNOWN AS APACHE-MAID. IT IS ABOUT 16 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SEDONA, 6 MILES EAST OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 17 AND JUST EAST OF THE YAVAPAI-COCONINO COUNTY LINE IN COCONINO COUNTY.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF ARIZONA STATE HIGHWAY 79 AND 79 TEMP. WITH A GRADED GRAVEL ROAD AT MC GUIREVILLE, GO NORTHEAST ON THE GRAVELED ROAD 1.6 MILES TO A Y-FORK. TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND GO 3.0 MILES TO A Y-FORK, TAKE THE LEFT FORK FOR 2.4 MILES TO A CROSSROAD. KEEP STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE GRAVELED ROAD, NORTHEAST, FOR 13.9 MILES TO A REVERSE Y-FORK, JUST AFTER CROSSING A CATTLE GUARD, AND SIGN (6 APACHE MAID RANGER STATION). TURN SHARP RIGHT FOR 1.8 MILES TO A CROSSROAD AND SIGN (3 ALLIGATOR WATER SHEAD). TURN RIGHT FOR 1.0 MILE TO A Y-FORK, KEEP LEFT FOR 0.1 MILE TO A WIRE GATE. PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND CONTINUE ON THE TRACK ROAD 1.1 MILES TO A Y-FORK. TURN LEFT FOR 0.1 MILE AND THEN RIGHT OFF THE TRACK ROAD FOR 0.15 MILE TO THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. PACK SOUTHEAST UP THE STEEP MOUNTAIN SIDE TO THE TOP AND THE STATION. IT IS A 2 HOUR PACK WITH A LOAD. THE STATION IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED APACHE MAID 1959, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER WHICH PROJECTS 6 INCHES 'AND IS 3.5 FEET WEST OF A WITNESS POST.
REFERENCE MARK 1 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED APACHE MAID NO 1 1959, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER WHICH PROJECTS 8 INCHES AND IS 18.1 FEET EAST OF THE WITNESS POST.
REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED APACHE MAID 2 1959, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER WHICH PROJECTS 2 FEET AND IS 19.2 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE WITNESS POST.
TRIANGULATION STATION ROUND CAN BE USED FOR AN AZIMUTH, SEE THE DESCRIPTION THEREOF.
STATION RECOVERY (1968)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US ARMY MAP SERVICE (NOW DMA) 1968 (HGK) STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HWY 66 AND ARIZONA HWY 79. GO SOUTH ON ARIZONA HWY 79 FOR 34.6 MILES TO STONEMAN LAKE ROAD TURN EAST AND GO 7.1 MILES ON STONEMAN LAKE RD. TO T ROAD. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH FOR 4.7 MILES TO T ROAD RIGHT (WEST) TURN RIGHT AND GO WEST THENCE NORTH TO TOP OF MOUNTAIN AND STATION SITE. DRIVE STATION FOR 2 WHEEL VEHICLE.
STATION RECOVERY (1972)
RECOVERY NOTE BY ARIZONA HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT (NOW AZDT) 1972 (AD) GENERAL LOCATION AS PER DESCRIPTION.
TO REACH FROM HAPPY JACK LOGGING CAMP ON FLAGSTAFF PAYSON HWY, TURN W ON STONEMAN LAKE RD FOR 0.6 MILES, TURN L (SOUTH) ON F.R. 230 FOLLOW SIGN 14 MILES TO STATION.
STATION MARK IS ABOUT 220 YARDS NW OF LOOKOUT TOWER.
REFERENCE MARKS R.M. 1 AND R.M. 2 BOTH IN AND GOOD.
STATION RECOVERY (2007)
RECOVERY NOTE BY GEOCACHING 2007 (ACM) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.