Promptly abandoned in 1970, volunteers worked on constructing a new cab during the late 1990s.
The lookout may be added to the Recreation Rental program in the future.
The highest lookout was at 12,276 feet on Mount Adams, but it was used for only three seasons, then abandoned to the year-round ice.
The most difficult to reach was Three Fingers; the approach was (and still is) a series of ladders spiked into a 100-foot rock wall.
Many are the remaining fire lookouts in Washington are located on rugged summits overlooking the forests of the Cascade Range.
Several more are located in the northeastern reaches of the state, and a handful continue to stand above the forests of the Olympic Range and the southeast corner of the state.
After a botched attempt to restore the cabin onsite, winter damage necessitated removing the entire structure by helicopter for offsite restoration.
There was also a shake cabin added just below in the summit in 1942 which has since been removed.
Presentation Description: In this edition of the Bellingham Mountaineers Winter Speaker Series, climber Steph Abegg and geologist Doug Mc Keever will join forces to discuss the variety of rock types that are most commonly encountered in climbs in Washington.
Steph will provide photos illustrating the various rock types and the quality of climbing they afford, while Doug will detail about the various compositions, origins, and locations of the different rock types.
By the mid-1970s, most lookouts had been abandoned as fire-detection began to rely more on technology and aerial reconnaissance.