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Steph will provide photos illustrating the various rock types and the quality of climbing they afford, while Doug will detail about the various compositions, origins, and locations of the different rock types.
As of 2013, 87 fire lookout structures remain standing on the tops of rugged summits across the state of Washington.
An aerial photo is given if I have taken one.** Built in the mid-1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, this 45' stone tower with live-in top floor observatory served as a state lookout until the mid-1960s when the number of tourists interfered with the firewatcher's duties.
This prompted the construction of Little Summit Lookout 1.5 mis to the south as a replacement in 1966.
Constitution's stone fortress continues to be a popular tourist destination in the San Juan Islands and is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
Established as a camp in 1919, this L-4 cab, built in 1933, was staffed sporadically into the 1990s.
Not only are the lookout sites a unique part of Washington’s history, but they also all have spectacular views.
Some of the standing lookouts even have beds and stoves for a first-come, first-serve overnight stay.
Presentation Description: In this edition of the Bellingham Mountaineers Winter Speaker Series, climber Steph Abegg and geologist Doug Mc Keever will join forces to discuss the variety of rock types that are most commonly encountered in climbs in Washington.
Devastating fires, such as the Yacolt Burn of 1902, inspired the construction of a vast National network of fire lookout stations in the 1920s.
The job of a lookout was to spot and report fires by telephone or radio so crews could be dispatched quickly.
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