August 21, 1934: "Few persons ever visit Ed Hall, fire lookout stationed atop Mount Holmes in Yellowstone park, but a red fox is a daily caller--for the meat and other food scraps Hall puts out at the station nearly 10,000 feet above sea level." (Independent - Helena)
August 1, 1935: "For the first time in history, one of the three mountain fire lookout stations in Yellowstone Park is to have that "domestic touch." Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hall, married less than a year, this week made the difficult trek up to the summit of Mount Holmes, 10,300 feet above sea level, to take up their lonely vigil for the next two and one-half months. The ascent was made by a combination of motor-truck, saddle and pack horse, and on foot. Leaving Mammoth Hot Springs, the nearest ranger station more than 20 miles from the peak, the couple covered the first 12 miles by motor, then took to the saddle for the eleven-mile trail up the sleep slope. When the trail became too steep, they had to dismount and continue on foot leading their mounts. Food supplies, reading matter, warm clothing, and scientific instruments all concentrated into their smallest possible space made up their entire equipment. Twice a week, wood, water and mail will be packed up to them by saddle trail. But lookout Hall and his wife will remain there constantly until the fire hazard period ends about the middle of September." (The Pinedale Roundup)
July 16, 2019: The lookout completely burned as a result of a lightning strike.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - MT HOLMES LOOKOUT HOUSE PID - PY1267 STATE/COUNTY- WY/PARK COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MOUNT HOLMES (1986)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 (EBL) STATION IS THE TOP CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE LOCATED ON THE TOP OF MT. HOLMES WHICH IS IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. THE LOOKOUT IS A ONE-STORY SQUARE BUILDING CONSTRUCTED OF ROCK. THE FINIAL OF THE ROOF WAS THE POINT MEASURED TO.