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Eric Willhite
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PostTue Jul 18, 2017 9:36 pm 
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These two are south of Snoqualmie Pass in the maze.  Both located right off the PCT and would be short detours.

Snowshoe Butte Lookout Site
This one has big prominence and fantastic views.  Just the trailhead road is nearly 5,000 feet with a great view at the end.
End of the road
End of the road
1934 at summit
1934 at summit
2017 at summit
2017 at summit
Anchor bolt and Mt. Rainier view
Anchor bolt and Mt. Rainier view

Big Creek Lookout Site
All the information I had shows this lookout on a different knob so I walked right past it at first.  Because the main trail doesn't go to the lookout, the foundation is still in ok shape.
Big Creek Lookout foundation
Big Creek Lookout foundation
stove parts
stove parts
views further up ridge
views further up ridge
Phone lines being placed in 1930 the year before the lookout was built.
Phone lines being placed in 1930 the year before the lookout was built.
Image of the lookout building
Image of the lookout building
How to find the lookout
How to find the lookout

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Taking a break from peakbagging to do some lookout bagging.
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lookout bob
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PostWed Jul 19, 2017 7:24 am 
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More great stuff Eric.  I went there about 20 years ago when there was a logging operation in the area.  The watchman had no idea there used to be a lookout there.  He showed me a cache site in the woods below ( south) of the lookout site which was apparently a remote sensing site for the weather station at Stampede Pass.  Most of it was falling apart but was still filled with old beakers and humidity sensors etc.  Very cool place. cool.gif

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John Jerome ( from "On Mountains")
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