lookout structure here was a 1924 gable-roof cupola cabin. The current 41' treated timber tower
with L-4 cab was built in 1956, after the Air Force decided they didn't need to build a radar
station here. The summit was formerly 40' higher, but the Air Force kicked out the U.S. Forest
Service tenant, destroyed the L-4 cabin which had been moved to the summit just 2 years earlier
from Leecher Mtn. Lookout, and blasted the top 40' off the mountain.
The project was declared obsolete before completion, and what remains is a huge flat summit.
It is the highest point in Washington accessible by automobile. The lookout was pressed into
emergency service during 1994 when nearby Goat Peak Lookout had to
be evacuated because of a forest fire. It was used in 1996 to monitor the Elbow Basin fire in
the Pasayten Wilderness, and relay radio messages from personnel on the fire. The lookout is
listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.