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The year was 1962, and through 1966, a camp was the home to North Mountain's lookout.A 41' treated timber tower with R-6 cab was constructed in 1966, and remained active through the 1980s.
The lookout may be added to the Recreation Rental program in the future.
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.
As of 2013, 87 fire lookout structures remain standing on the tops of rugged summits across the state of Washington.
This page provides some history, locations, and photos of these last standing sentinels of Washington's past.
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.
Certainly one of the lowest elevation stations in the Washington Cascades, Heybrook was developed in 1925 with a platform tower, replaced by a 45' tower with L-4 cab in 1932.
In 1964, the present 67' treated timber tower was built with an R-6 flat cab.
The tower is on the National Historic Lookout Register.
While other neighboring summits were having their towers permanently removed, North Mountain's first fire observer did it the old-fashioned way: in a tent.
On August 3, 2014, fire lookout enthusiast Craig Willis became the first (documented) person to visit every standing fire lookout in Washington.