Leecher Mountain Lookout
US 603, WA 55

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 603, WA 55 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered October 14, 2004
Nominated by Steve Jensen
Location Okanogan National Forest
Okanogan County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 15.036' W 120° 00.132' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 15' 02" W 120° 00' 08"
N 48.250600° W 120.002200°
Elevation 5,008 ft (1,526 m)
Built 1954
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Methow Valley Ranger District

Description

The first lookout on Leecher Mountain was a 1920 tree top crow's nest which is still there. In 1921 a Sears windmill tower with 6'x6' cab was constructed, and a ground house living quarters added in 1922. In 1941 a live-in L-4 on an 11' timber tower was built and the windmill tower moved to the Twisp Smokejumper Base for use as a training loft. The present L-4 on a 41' tower was moved there from Chiliwist in 1954. The lookout has been recently renovated.

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