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Outdoors blog fire lookouts archive

MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017

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MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

Lunch Peak Lookout north of Lake Pend Oreille, with snow lingering on June 25, 2016. (Mary Franzel)

Hikers: snow still lingering in area mountains 

HIKING -- "Road is open from Lightning Creek through to Trestle Creek," reports Mary Franzel of Hope, Idaho. But the photo she posted (above) indicates significant snow on the ridge at Lunch Peak Lookout. Creeks are still running high in most areas, making crossings a...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014

Green Mountain lookout reconstruction.  (Wilderness Watch)

Wilderness advocates contest fire lookout historic status 

WILDERNESS -- While historic preservation groups praise Congressional action to keep the Green Mountain lookout standing in the North Cascades, wilderness groups led by Montana-based Wilderness Watch, say the effort falls short of historic preservation and flies in the face of wilderness values. Gary Macfarlane...

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Applications ready for Red Ives cabin rental

PUBLIC LANDS -- Here's another wake up call for anyone contemplating a summer Forest Service cabin or lookout rental. The Idaho Panhandle National Forests St. Joe Ranger District is accepting applications through February for a lottery to select reservation rental dates for the popular Red...

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Hershberger Lookout sits atop Hershberger Peak in the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest  near Onion Creek, Ore. The lookout was built in 1925 and is being restored as a rental. Associated Press
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Time to reserve forest cabins, lookouts

PUBLIC LANDS -- Most rentals for cabins and fire lookouts on national forests and parks are reserved on a national reservation system that allows the public to book dates no more than 180 days in advance. Check out the National Recreation Reservation Service online or...

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