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Eric Willhite
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PostWed Nov 25, 2015 2:00 am 
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No information is known about a lookout on Mount Persis but you will find it labeled as a lookout on several Metskers Maps.  The trail is on early Forest Service maps as well.  Structure or camp or myth....nobody knows.  Do you?  Looking for any evidence other than a map.  Mount Persis Page

Mount Index & Persis from Town of Index
Mount Index & Persis from Town of Index
Map showing the 3 locations south of Hwy 2 (Highrocks, Haystack, Persis) The other 2 were real.
Map showing the 3 locations south of Hwy 2 (Highrocks, Haystack, Persis) The other 2 were real.
shown on 1960 map
shown on 1960 map
Early Forest Service map
Early Forest Service map

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Taking a break from peakbagging to do some lookout bagging.
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PostWed Nov 25, 2015 11:23 am 
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I never heard of a structure up there nor have I ever seen any debris from one.  They may have just tented there.
I've been up there at least 50 times since the 60's and camped many times on top.  I'm sure I would have come across something.
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PostWed Nov 25, 2015 1:16 pm 
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I bet you're right Randy. Makes sense that both the USFS and a private timber company would certainly want a lookout looking out for inventory. Odd there wasn't as structure though; I can't imagine that the lookout wasn't heavily worked.

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PostWed Nov 25, 2015 1:45 pm 
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I can't add much to the lookout story, but found out that Persis Graves was the wife of Amos Gunn. They are buried together in Evergreen Cemetery in Everett. The tombstone is fairly large.
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PostWed Nov 25, 2015 4:47 pm 
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Great mystery! I really like the pictures of the gravel 'Stevens Pass Hwy'.
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PostWed Nov 25, 2015 6:12 pm 
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Eric Willhite wrote:
..a lookout on Mount Persis but you will find it labeled as a lookout

Below is the lookout on MT Pugh. I've read that in the heyday it seemed as if every other mountain had a seasonal fire lookout. Wood or fabric. There is a data base to put these suspected lookout sites. http://www.firelookout.org/  You should enter it. smile.gif 

From Darrington Historical Society 002
From Darrington Historical Society 002
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PostThu Nov 26, 2015 9:21 pm 
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Snowbrushy wrote:
Below is the lookout on MT Pugh.

From Darrington Historical Society 002
From Darrington Historical Society 002

ONE of the lookouts on Pugh. In the end, there was an actual cabin up there.

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