HIKING WASHINGTON FIRE LOOKOUT
This new guide to hiking the fire lookouts of Washingtonís Cascades and Olympics is the quintessential Northwest guide and will appeal to a wide range of hikers. Features of Hiking Washingtonís Fire Lookouts include: 44 fire lookoutsóthose that feature access by trail All lookouts are accessible during the typical summer season Only lookouts that are still standingóno hiking up to a barren mound of broken concrete! Routes are not technicalóhikers just need boots, trekking poles, and, probably, lunch Lookout history, anecdotes, and full-color photos throughout Each lookout description features the year it was constructed; access details, including overnight stays and winter access; location and land manager; roundtrip distance on trail; trail elevation gain; lookoutís elevation; map info; trailhead GPS coordinates; information about any permits or fees; and driving directions to the trailhead. Introductory chapters provide an overview of Washington Stateís lookouts, as well as information about their upkeep, lookout architectural types, and general hiking tips, while an appendix provides an overview to a handful of additional lookouts in the state that are not hikable.