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WA State Fire Lookouts

I’ve long been fascinated by the history of Washington State fire lookouts. Most were built by the Conservation Construction Corps in the 1930s and Washington State once had roughly 750 lookouts. As of 2017, only 93 remain. I challenged myself to visit them all, so you can find trip reports and photos here.
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Triple digit temps, thunderstorms, fires, and horseflies…. the reason I oftentimes have a Plan E when heading out for a weekend lookout bagging adventure!

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Tales of surviving a remote hike in near triple digit temps and finally checking off a summit that has evaded me for four years!

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The Blue Mountains of southeast Washington span 4,000 square miles of land and contain open ridges, big mesas, deep canyons, natural springs, loads of wildlife and surprising solitude. This wilderness is one of Washington’s best surprises!

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An incredible 30+ mile ultralight overnight to Miner’s Ridge Lookout, deep in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. This was lookout #46 for me and I enjoyed not only surprising solitude, but one of the most fantastic mountain sunrises I’ve ever seen!

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Okanogan County in Washington State has incredible history and the highest concentration of remaining Washington State Lookouts, which makes it a spectacular destination for geeks like me! Here’s a trip report from a recent October larches and lookouts road trip.

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I ventured to Okanogan County last week to make a serious dent in my fire lookout list as well as enjoy beautiful fall colors. During the first 3 days I checked off 3 new lookouts and 2 old ones, including a special visit to my favorite one.

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