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10 Fire Lookouts on the PNT That Will Have You Seeing Stars

We've compiled a list of the 10 best lookouts of the Pacific Northwest Trail. With opportunities for day hikes and overnight stays, you've got to go!
The Milky Way rises over Park Butte Lookout.  Photo by Andy Porter.  At their peak, as many as 8,000 lookout towers are thought to have been in use nation wide.  By the 1960… http://pnt.org/blog/10-fire-lookouts-have-you-seeing-stars/

Lookouts for the Stars

Day and overnight trips to lookout towers are a wonderful way to experience the PNT. Park Butte Lookout in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest provides hikers the opportunity to see the landscape in a new and exciting way.
  I could hear Andy stirring.  Sometime around 6:30 AM his quiet but steady snoring was replaced by the rustling of sleeping bag against sleeping pad.  In the span of ten minutes,… http://pnt.org/blog/lookouts-stars/