1930: A 14 x 14 foot gable-roof lookout house was constructed.
January 4, 1931: (From a story by E.G. Hayes) "It took 11 days to tote the lumber, concrete, glass, etc., via packhorse from a local Glenwood mill to the base of Sleeping Beauty's nose, or her lovely short upper lip 4200 feet above sea level, where a working camp was established -- not without difficulties -- for the wind plays sudden pranks at that altitude, and everything has to be anchored to the rock. While there is a tortuous foot trail to the top, all material and stores had to be elevated the 350 feet straight up by a 700-foot cable operated by a windlass, and sometimes the best of cables will break or slip. Once, only splinters remained when a haul of 30 pieces of shiplap slithered down the granite rock. Another time a bag of cement fell and blew up and disappeared so completely in a little cloud of its own making that even Sherlock Holmes could have found no trace. During the three weeks that the men occupied this working camp they were visited by inquisitive bears, deer and grouse." (The Sunday Oregonian)
November 1936: "Recently, while on a trip to Sleeping Beauty Lookout in the Mt. Adams District I was surprised to find a large assortment of tree species growing on top of the rock upon which the lookout is located. This rock rises 200 feet above the rest of the terrain. All the supplies for the lookout such as water, food, wood and personal belongings are hoisted from below by cable. Trees found on this rock include specimens of ponderosa, whitebark and western white pine, alpine, grand and Douglas fir, mountain hemlock, dwarf juniper and cottonwood. While these trees are all scrubby, evidence that some trees reach commercial size is shown by a Douglas fir stump approximately 3 1/2 feet in diameter and 6 feet tall now standing on top of the rock. Countless numbers of wild flowers are also found here which form a beautiful flower garden at the back door of the lookout station. Carlos T. Brown" (Six Twenty-Six)