R.I.P. 1917-1963; 1996-2012
Developed in 1917 with a D-6 cupola cabin, the original structure was destroyed in 1963. A replica of the cabin was built in 1996 with state, federal and private funding as a barrier-free visitor center in the summer and rental lookout in the winter. Neither of these plans came to fruition, and with no funding earmarked for maintenance, the structure suffered from vandalism, resulting in the cabin being torn down in October 2012.
Olympic National Forest
7 miles W of Lake Crescent
Clallam County, Washington
Elevation 3040'

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Kloshe Nanich original cupola Kloshe Nanich replica cupola
Photos courtesy the Dave Bula collection and the Fire Lookout Museum