Each one of these lookouts is a unique hiking destination.
Not only are the lookout sites a unique part of Washington’s history, but they also all have spectacular views.
After a botched attempt to restore the cabin onsite, winter damage necessitated removing the entire structure by helicopter for offsite restoration.
Many are the remaining fire lookouts in Washington are located on rugged summits overlooking the forests of the Cascade Range.
Several more are located in the northeastern reaches of the state, and a handful continue to stand above the forests of the Olympic Range and the southeast corner of the state.
Presentation Description: In this edition of the Bellingham Mountaineers Winter Speaker Series, climber Steph Abegg and geologist Doug Mc Keever will join forces to discuss the variety of rock types that are most commonly encountered in climbs in Washington.
Steph will provide photos illustrating the various rock types and the quality of climbing they afford, while Doug will detail about the various compositions, origins, and locations of the different rock types.
This prompted the construction of Little Summit Lookout 1.5 mis to the south as a replacement in 1966.
Constitution's stone fortress continues to be a popular tourist destination in the San Juan Islands and is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
In the interest of being as up-to-date and correct as possible with the information I put on my website, I have included at the end of this page Craig's detailed notes of the differences between his list and mine.
Devastating fires, such as the Yacolt Burn of 1902, inspired the construction of a vast National network of fire lookout stations in the 1920s.
First developed about 1926 with a 10x10' shake cabin, a 20' treated timber tower with L-4 cab replaced it in 1938.