- Winchester Lookout, built in 1935, provides a moderate two mile hike to great views of the Northern Picket Range and Canadian Peaks. The steep snow fields usually require an ice-axe well into July. The Twin Lakes road may not be be passable to the trailhead which will add two more miles to the hike. Volunteers from the Mt. Baker hiking club maintain the lookout.
Formally used as fire lookouts, they have been adopted by local organizations using volunteer time and materials to maintain the facilities. The lookouts are open to the public for day or overnight use on a first-come first-served basis. The lookouts are generally inaccessible until mid to late summer due to snow. If you plan to spend the night in a lookout be aware that they may be occupied when you arrive.
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