September 23, 1935: "Elmer Klutke of the forestry service is at home of home parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Klutke, from his work as ranger and lookout on Scar Mountain." (Daily Capital Journal)
June 27, 1936: "Elmer Klutke left Tuesday for Eugene where he is attending fire school in preparation for the summer's work as lookout. Klutke will be located on Scar Mountain." (Statesman Journal)
1965: The lookout house was removed.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - SCAR MOUNTAIN PID - QE2655 STATE/COUNTY- OR/LINN COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - COFFIN MOUNTAIN (1994)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1955 LOCATED ABOUT 13.5 MI SSE. OF DETROIT, 13 MI NW. OF SANTIAM JCT., 5.5 MI SW. OF COFFIN MTN. 25 FT. S. OF USFS LOH ON TOP OF SCAR MTN.
TO REACH FROM IDANHA POST OFFICE, DRIVE 14 MI E. ON STATE HWY. 22 TO SIGN STRAIGHT CREEK. TURN RIGHT OFF HWY. 1.3 MI. TAKE LEFT FORK 2.7 MI. TAKE LEFT FORK 2.6 MI TO POINT WHERE RD. LEAVES CLEARING. HIKE W. ALONG EDGE OF CLEARING ABOUT 300 FT. TO TRAIL. FOLLOW TRAIL SOUTHWESTERLY ABOUT 0.5 MI TO TRAIL FORKS. TAKE RIGHT FORK ABOUT 2 MI TO TRAIL FORKS. TAKE LEFT FORK AS PER SIGN SCAR MTN. LO ABOUT 0.5 MI TO TOP OF MTN., LO AND STATION. A 2-1/2-HOUR PACK.
STATION MARK--STANDARD TABLET STAMPED---SCAR MTN 1955---, CEMENTED IN DRILL HOLE IN ROCK.