R.I.P. 1963-1977
Built in 1963 to replace nearly Elk Rock Lookout, this 40' wooden DNR live-in tower, named for a retired Weyerhaeuser employee, was sold to and removed by a private party in 1977, three years prior to the eruption of nearby Mount Saint Helens.
Washington Dept. of Natural Resources
10 miles NNW of Mt. St. Helens
Cowlitz County, Washington
Elevation 4100'

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Ted Gilbert in 1963 Ted Gilbert in 1971 Ted Gilbert in 1977
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum and Pete Miles