Winchester Lookout

NOTE: The Winchester Lookout shutters are locked and secured during the winter months, but the lookout is still open to provide shelter for backcountry travelers. Past user damage during the winter had become severe and the lookout had been secured in an attempt to minimize that. The maintenance team has decided to once again try and leave the lookout accessible in hopes that folks will secure the door upon leaving.  Several informal signs are posted to remind folks to latch and secure it.  Click Here For Additional Information on why the lookout could be shuttered during the winter. Recent work party photos to repair damage can be seen here.  We are hoping to continue with repair and restoration efforts next summer with a wall rebuild and new shutters.

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All donated monies will be used solely for lookout supplies and materials.

Send a Comment or Message About the Lookout to the Mount Baker Club

Please respect the lookout and the USFS Wilderness Designation- No Drones!

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Washington Trails Association Trip Reports

Winchester YouTube Video

National Historic Lookout Register

MBC Restoration YouTube Video

MBC Old Flag Over Winchester YouTube Video

MBC New Flag Over Winchester YouTube Video

MBC Winchester Lookout Before Restoration YouTube Video

David’s Flickr albums with many more amazing Winchester (and Park Butte) photos!

More Repair Work Photos

Two Western Washington University photos of the lookout in use can be seen here and here.

Wikipedia entry

Winchester Lookout Search on Flickr

Big Rock Excursions Blog

Peakbaggers Information on Winchester Mountain

Summit Post Information on Winchester Mountain

!935 Gordon Fry Photos of the lookout under Construction courtesy of Al Fry

July 8, 2022 Snowpack at Winchester

Additional documents can be found in the Winchester Archives at Western Washington University Center for Pacific Northwest Studies Archives West Documents in Series 2: Club Activities, 1925-2002, Subseries 2: Winchester Lookout

Workplace With a View. Thank you David Inscho for taking such good care of the lookout.