Developed by Lonny Gadberry in the late 1930's for the then Chelan National Forest, this crow's nest tree tower halfway up the south slope of Juniper Point was abandoned in the early 1940's. It remained standing with the help of some recycled telephone wire until it finally collapsed about 2007. Remains of the tent floor, flagpole, woodpile and food cooler remain at the site, which is located within the Loomis State Forest.
Chelan National Forest
7 miles NW of Loomis
Okanogan County, Washington
Elevation 4215'

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Juniper Point in 1939 Juniper Point in 1942 Juniper Point in 1999
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum and Rex Kamstra