Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts

May 3, 2019

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How about a hike to a fire lookout? In Amber Casali’s book titled, Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts, you’ll get the scoop on 44 of these buildings that were essential in the early detection of fires in forested areas, as well as a brief history of these structures in the Evergreen State. For each lookout, she illustrates it with a photo and a detailed description of the hike, along with other particulars like year of construction, a map of the area, and logistical info like roundtrip distance, elevation gain, GPS coordinates, and whether permit or fees are required. A handy Lookouts at a Glance chart outlines that most are a leisurely day hike while others require more time such as the Desolation Peak Lookout that can be reached by a 45.2 mile roundtrip hike (yes, that’s quite an undertaking) or a shorter hike with a boat ride. Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts is a great reference book for all you TrailblazerGirls that plan on doing some hiking in Washington.