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Mount Pilchuck Lookout, Interior, Cascades, WA State
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Two hikers pause to enjoy the views and take photographs from the historic fire lookout tower at the summit of Mount Pilchuck, near Verlot, on the Mountain Loop Highway. With 2,234 feet of elevation gain over 6 miles round trip navigating a steep and rocky trail it’s a strenuous hike, but worth it. Mount Pilchuck, at 5,324 feet, has one of the last operational fire lookout towers in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. On a clear day the views are spectacular and one can see the volcanoes Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, and Glacier Peak as well as a host of other mountains.

Copyright: Bill Edwards
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Taken: 08/08/2013
Uploaded: 09/08/2013
Updated: 02/07/2014
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Tags: cascades; fire lookout; fire lookout tower; hike; hiking; mount pilchuck; washington; mountain; mount baker-snoqualmie national forest
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