Red Top Lookout - 2017
|Registry Numbers||US 225, WA 28 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)|
|Date Registered||August 6, 1997|
|Nominated by||Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar|
Wenatchee National Forest
Kittitas County, Washington
N 47° 18.092' W 120° 45.638' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 18' 06" W 120° 45' 38"
N 47.301540° W 120.760629°
|Elevation||5,168 ft (1,575 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Cle Elum Ranger District & Friends of Red Top Lookout|
On August 26,1997, a group of lookout enthusiasts gathered at Red Top Lookout on the Wentachee National Forest in Washington to dedicate the lookout on the National Historic Lookout Register. The event capped a two-year restoration effort by the Friends of Red Top Mountain and the Cle Elum Ranger District.
The L-4 wooden cab with catwalk on a 10’ timber tower had been battered by 45 years of weather and was beginning to show it. It replaced a D-6 cupola ground house built in 1928. The lookout is now back in active service both for fire detection and a public information site for the 350 million year-old jasper geodes which are found nearby.
1939 - D6 Cupola