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.
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Please respect the lookout and the USFS Wilderness Designation- No Drones!
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Washington Trails Association Trip Reports
National Historic Lookout Register
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!
Two Western Washington University photos of the lookout in use can be seen here and here.
Winchester Lookout Search on Flickr
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