|HIKE IN||STAFFED||ELEVATION: 8943 FT|
Salmon Mountain Lookout was first just a tent in 1920.
In 1928 a log cupola lookout was built.
In 1949 a L-4 cab lookout was built.
Salmon Mountain Lookout was unmanned for a number of years through the early 1980s but continues to be staffed today during fire season.
We visited Salmon Mountain Lookout in the fall of 2020. That fall was socked in quite thick with wildfire smoke but we nailed our visit on the perfect clear day. A volunteer lookout was manning the helm along with her trusty pup. It was talking with her that Billy and I really started to ponder joining the volunteer lookout program!
The hike in to Salmon Mountain was relatively easy and short – plus the views were fantastic, even when you could see that wildfire smoke hovering on the horizon ready to pour in.