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Eric Willhite
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PostTue Jun 27, 2017 10:37 am 
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This remote outpost would not have offered much room to roam for the lookouts. 
Ropes
Ropes
Ropes
Ropes
Arrival at summit
Arrival at summit
Queets Valley
Queets Valley
Enjoying the view
Enjoying the view
Views
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The Lookout
The Lookout
Lookout was on 1930 and 1932 maps.  Original lookout date unknown.
Lookout was on 1930 and 1932 maps.  Original lookout date unknown.
Easy hike, under a mile
Easy hike, under a mile
Some of the approach to this remote location.
Some of the approach to this remote location.

Kloochman Rock Trip Report

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Taking a break from peakbagging to do some lookout bagging.
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PostTue Jun 27, 2017 2:31 pm 
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Great find Eric and thanks for posting and not keeping great sites like this a secret.

Ski, how in the heck did George get a jackhammer up there? What do you suppose powered it back then? And on his honeymoon no less....times have sure changed.

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PostWed Jun 28, 2017 6:53 pm 
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Thank you for another fascinating report, Eric!   up.gif

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PostFri Jun 30, 2017 1:41 pm 
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I was confused for a moment ...thought this was the Kloochman Rock in the Rimrock Lake vicinity (Tieton River drainage).
All kinds of history out there...Thanks for posting!

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PostFri Jun 30, 2017 4:54 pm 
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Two replies.

Maybe they didn't take the compressor up. Maybe Louise kept gasoline engine powered compressor fueled down a little lower, while Wilbur hammered away above. Just carry up more hose. When the compressor stops every hour or so Louise comes over, fuels engine, checks oil, puts some oil in the hose, and starts engine back up. Wilbur gets a five minute break.

And for those of a geologic bent: Why is there a Kloochman Rock?

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PostSun Jul 02, 2017 1:10 am 
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Pyrites wrote:
And for those of a geologic bent: Why is there a Kloochman Rock?

Tabor says Kloochman Rock is black (carboniferous) sandstone.  Sandstone is relatively hard and resistant to erosion, so is exposed on many of the peaks and ridges of the core Olympics.

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PostMon Jul 10, 2017 3:35 pm 
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hubby Mark (Lotus54) used to maintain the repeater on KR.  he'll fly in via helicopter, landing on the pad.

here's my trip report:
http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8021646&highlight=kloochman+rock


be sure to watch the short video on Lotus54 post.

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PostThu Jul 13, 2017 12:19 pm 
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I've had some sort of strange obsession with Kloochman Rock ever since I was a little kid in the 80s staring at the old Queets River Trail map and distance signs up at Sam's parking area. I tried to get there a few years back but only was able to get to hike into yahoo lake due to time constraints. Thanks for posting this and rekindling my need to get there.

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