|Registry Numbers||US 1518, WA 69 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)|
|Date Registered||February 8, 2022|
|Nominated by||Mike Hiler|
Wenachee National Forest
Yakima County, Washington
N 46° 38.670' W 121° 01.905' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 38' 40" W 121° 01' 54"
N 46.644505° W 121.031743°
|Elevation||5,749 ft (1,752 m)|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Wenachee National Forest|
Also known as 'Jumpoff Joe' Lookout. The first structure developed about 1923 with a D-6 cupola cabin. In 1961, the current R-6 flat top ground cabin replaced it. The lookout has been used sporadically since the 1960s on an emergency basis.
Mike Hiler and “Friends of Jumpoff” began that summer to stabilize the lookout. Since then, the roof covering was repaired and is now water tight, shutters were repaired and replaced and the cabin was cleaned and efforts are made to keep the structure tidy and hospitable.
Over the next several years, the shutters got back on with plexiglass openings so visitors won’t pull them off to see inside. The water damaged floor was repaired, cabinets were repaired.
Mike Hiler helped drive this and he was the lookout on Jumpoff during 1969 to 1973.
Circa 1950's - D6 Cupola Cabin
Northeast View - 1929
Northwest View - 1929
South View - 1929