September 1923: "The lookout-patrolman on the Icicle Ridge decided it was too lonesome a job to hold alone and thought it a nice place for a honeymoon, so one night after work he went to Leavenworth, got married, and returned to his place of duty at 5 o'clock the next morning. Nothing slow about our lookouts. He made the remark that he was going to show his wife what real roughing it means. During the recent heavy electric storm in this part of the country his word was more than made good, as the tent in which they were living was struck by lightning and both were stunned and knocked quite a distance from their beds. They regained consciousness and during the worst part of the storm stumbled and groped their way to the bottom of the mountain and into town, where they could get help. Mr. Gowing, the lookout, was burned the full length of his spine and is confined to the hospital for a while. Mrs. Gowing did not suffer any bad effects and is around, probably feeling that the thrills of real roughing it are more ideal in anticipation than realization. C.J.C." (Six Twenty-Six)
December 1929: "Can loan six pack frames for packing lumber. These frames were used in packing 48 loads of lumber to Icicle Ridge L.O. Station, 9 miles of steep trail, and not a single load had to be readjusted. Only one horse developed a sore. Ex ranger Alfred McDonald gave us the idea and Packer A.K. Pilgeram did the packing. Will try to make a draft of the frames for the next 6-26." (Six Twenty-Six)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1940 (ANS) STATION IS LOCATED IN THE WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST, ABOUT 5 MILES W OF LEAVENWORTH. THE STRUCTURE IS A TOWER, ON A SHARP POINT ON ICICLE RIDGE. THE TOP OF TOWER WAS INTERSECTED.