Visiting Washington lookouts

An article appeared on HeraldNet yesterday about Craig Willis, a hiker in Everett, WA who is on a similar quest as mine. He is working on visiting all 93 standing lookouts in Washington and visited 39 of them this year alone!

Willis would love to see more people visiting lookouts, and hopefully advocating for their preservation. Lookouts are at risk from the elements, many are extremely exposed on their high peaks, and also at risk of being removed by agencies for safety or other reasons.


“I’m a firm believer people are willing to save what they understand,” he said. “I think people are more willing to save lookouts if they have seen them and cared about them.”

Good luck on your journey, Craig! The article is linked below.

Everett hiker hopes his journey encourages more to visit fire lookouts