|Mt Rainier Fire Lookouts|
[See guide below for information for the site and data.]
Guide to Map
Lookout and Trail Guide
Trails to the current lookouts and old lookouts are catagorized as:
Easy, a hike shorter than 3 miles or no significant elevation gain;
Moderate, a hike of 3 to 6 miles or with some elevation gain, some hiking experience helpful;
Hard, a hike of 6-10 miles or with significant elevation gain, some hiking experience necessary;
Lookout Gone, Fire Lookout or Camp operated in NP but now gone.
The "information window" for each lookout has the following information:
As noted above, the hikes to lookouts vary in distance from a long day hike to a several day backcountry hike, but they all have one thing in common, a significant elevation gain, which means you need to be reasonably fit and experienced as a hiker for day hikes and more for backcountry hikes, especially when you add your photographer gear.
This is more important when you hike early in the season before the summer weather and mid-upper elevation snowmelt as the trail conditions and weather can be different than the trailhead, when and where you'll need the appropriate, layered clothes for rain and snow along with good boots for your hiking and photography work.
The next important information is where to find information and links, which are listed below.
Please use the contact link to send e-mail.
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