Established with an 8x8' cedar frame cab in 1910, a cupola cabin replaced it about 1919. An L-4 cab along with a garage followed it up in 1935. The garage was converted to living quarters in 1942 when the lookout was used for the Aircraft Warning Service during World War II. In 1959, the present 10' treated timber tower with R-6 flat cab was constructed. Strong winter winds blew the roof off in December 2006, collapsing the cabin walls. The cab has since been rebuilt with plans to add the lookout to the Recreation Rental program.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
4 miles northwest of Trout Lake
Skamania County, Washington
Elevation 4968'
USGS Benchmark RC2468

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Red Mtn. in 1910 Red Mtn. in 1913 Red Mtn. in 1926 Red Mtn. in 1963 Red Mtn. in 1979 Red Mtn. in December 2006 Red Mtn. in 2013
Photos courtesy the U.S. Forest Service, the Fire Lookout Museum, Gary Weber, and Craig Willis