Lookout and Trail Maintenance
The Everett Mountaineers Lookout and
Trail Maintenance (LOTM) Committee has a long history of fire lookout
restoration and maintenance, and trail maintenance, in the Cascades.
The committee coordinates volunteer
efforts on the ongoing maintenance of Pilchuck Lookout and
Three Fingers Lookout, and played a key role in the 1989
renovation of Pilchuck Lookout, and the mid-1980s restoration of
Three Fingers Lookout.
The committee has wrapped
up an eight year-long project made possible only through the dedicated
efforts of many volunteersthe restoration of Heybrook
Hundreds of volunteer hours, and thousands of dollars donated by
businesses and organizations, have made possible the restoration
of the lookout, which sits at the top of a 70-foot tower.
In addition to lookout restoration
and maintenance, The Everett Mountaineers has been active in trail
maintenance for many years. Working originally with the U.S.
Forest Service in small groups of volunteers, clearing popular trails
of brush and replanting trampled meadows bordering alpine lakes,
in recent years the LOTM Committee has sponsored and coordinated
100+ volunteer work parties to commemorate National Trails Day.
The Branch's efforts on National Trails Day has won the respect
of non-profit organizations and land management agencies, while
improving the quality of designated trails, and constructing new
For additional information on The Everett
Mountaineers Lookout and Trail Maintenance program, send e-mail
Forest Fire Lookout Restoration Volunteers
The Lookout and Trail Maintenance Committee,
well known throughout the Club and the Mt. Baker and Snoqualmie
Ranger Districts as leaders in volunteer work, is always looking
for volunteers to help out on fire lookouts maintained by the Everett
Step back in time and live the life
of a fire lookout crew. These National Historic Buildings played
an integral part in the history of the road and trail systems we
have today. The passage of time and harsh environments plus the
many visitors put much wear and tear on the Lookouts so there is
always work to be done.
Work done on lookouts can be anything
from carrying tools and materials up, to specialized construction.
Most of the work though is scraping and painting involving many
spectacular views. The work is very satisfying and much appreciated