I’ve solely been to a hearth lookout as soon as, and it was by chance. The expertise of being excessive above the panorama was exhilarating, and the views had been excellent, however I didn’t keep lengthy, as I assumed I used to be trespassing.
That’s till I did a little bit of analysis and discovered you can really hire a few of them out! There are almost 200 hearth lookouts nonetheless standing throughout the US, they usually present among the finest views of the encompassing panorama.
The Three Fingers Lookout in Washington isn’t any exception, and on this video by Drew Simms, he does a tremendous job at exhibiting you simply how epic this secluded hearth lookout is. The one downside is the 36-mile spherical journey. You learn that proper. The trek is eighteen miles out and again by among the most lovely and remoted mountainous areas northeast of Seattle. He makes the hike look fairly simple, although, provided that there’s a monstrous 6,870 ft of cumulative vertical achieve. Should you can navigate previous the everlasting snowfield and the wood ladder system to achieve the height, nevertheless, you’ll be rewarded with views you can have solely dreamt about. And at your disposal is a secure, cozy little construction to take shelter in whereas on high of the world.
I notice that the Three Fingers Lookout won’t be an attainable vacation spot for many individuals. However now that you already know locations like this exist, you actually ought to do your self a favor and analysis if there are any hearth lookouts close to you, and in the event that they too can be utilized for an evening or two. I’d begin with The Forest Fire Lookout Association; they’ve a web page located here particularly for lookout leases.