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How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest

How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest

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Contributor(s): McFadden, Tish (Author) , Foley, Tom (Author)

Brief Description:
Spend a week in a ranger's aerie, high above the forest and fields of the Pacific Northwest. In this updated edition, readers will find all they need to know to rent many of the fire lookouts, ranger cabins, guard stations, and bunkhouses in the magnificent national forests of Oregon and Washington.

Biographical Note:
During the mid-1970s to late 1980s, Tish McFadden worked for the United States Forest Service as an anthropologist and historian. She worked to preserve historic and prehistoric cultural sites, artifacts and architecture on public lands in the Intermountain and Pacific Northwest Regions. In 1988, after many years of fieldwork and federal employment, Tish put her attention to entrepreneurial pursuits and founded a music business in Ashland, Oregon called Rum Tum Music Company. In addition to teaching, performing, composing, and recording music, she writes lyrical stories for children and enjoys camping in the backcountry with her grown sons and big, gentle dogs. Tom Foley was born and reared on a small farm in the west of Ireland, but has spent much of his life traveling and working in other parts of the globe. He now lives with his son, Nino, in Ashland, Oregon, where he works as--among other things--a father, writer, photographer, and storyteller.

Table of Contents:





The Rentals

Seattle/Olympia--Olympic National Forest

  1. Hamma Hamma Cabin
  2. Interrorem Ranger Cabin
  3. Louella Cabin

Seattle/Bellingham--Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

  1. Evergreen Mountain Lookout

Portland/Tacoma--Gifford Pinchot National Forest

  1. Peterson Prairie Guard Station
  2. Government Mineral Springs Guard Station

Portland/The Dalles--Mt. Hood National Forest

  1. Fivemile Butte Lookout
  2. Flag Point Lookout
  3. Clear Lake Lookout
  4. Lost Lake Cabins

Bend/Sisters--Deschutes National Forest

  1. Green Ridge Lookout

Prineville/Paulina--Ochoco National Forest

  1. Cold Springs Guard Station
  2. Lookout Mountain Bunkhouses

Eugene/Bend--Willamette National Forest

  1. Warner Mountain Lookout
  2. Timpanogas Shelter
  3. Indian Ridge Lookout
  4. Fish Lake Remount Depot Commissary Cabin
  5. Fish Lake Remount Depot Hall House
  6. Box Canyon Guard Station

Roseburg/Medford--Umpqua National Forest

  1. Acker Rock Lookout
  2. Pickett Butte Lookout
  3. Whisky Camp
  4. Butler Butte Cabin
  5. Fairview Peak Lookout Tower
  6. Musick Guard Station

Grants Pass/Crescent City--Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest

  1. Snow Camp Lookout
  2. Packers Cabin
  3. Ludlum House
  4. Quail Prairie Lookout
  5. Lake of the Woods Lookout
  6. Rainbow Creek Tent
  7. Pearsoll Peak Lookout
  8. Bolan Mountain Lookout
  9. Bald Knob Lookout
  10. Onion Mountain Lookout
  11. Imnaha Cabin
  12. Willow Prairie Cabin

Walla Walla/Pendleton--Umatilla National Forest

  1. Ditch Creek Guard Station
  2. Tamarack Lookout Cabin
  3. Clearwater Lookout Cabin
  4. Clearwater Big House Cabin
  5. Godman Guard Station
  6. Wenatchee Guard Station
  7. Fry Meadow Guard Station
  8. Summit Guard Station Bunkhouse
  9. Miner's Retreat
  10. Congo Gulch Cabin
  11. Hilltop Hideaway

Baker City/La Grande--Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

  1. Two Color Guard Station
  2. Moss Springs Guard Station
  3. Antlers Guard Station
  4. Peavy Cabin
  5. Anthony Lakes Guard Station
  6. Boundary Guard Station

John Day/Burns--Malheur National Forest

  1. Murderer's Creek Work Center
  2. Fall Mountain Lookout
  3. Deer Creek Guard Station

Bend/Klamath Falls--Fremont National Forest

  1. Hager Mountain Lookout
  2. Aspen Cabin
  3. Drake Peak Lookout
  4. Currier Guard Station
  5. Bald Butte Lookout

Pendleton/La Grande--Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

  1. Totem Bunkhouse--Emigrant Springs
  2. One-Room Rustic Cabins--Emigrant Springs
  3. Two-Room Rustic Cabins--Emigrant Springs


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