[Video] A Former Green Mountain Lookout Tells His Story

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012 by David Garber 1 Comment

Yesterday we published a post about a recent legal case involving the old Green Mountain lookout building - a little shack from the 1930s on a remote mountaintop in Washington State’s Glacier Peak Wilderness. Although the pictures in the post were pretty, and the story - although about a preservation loss - pretty clear, I wanted to post this video, created by High Country News, that gives a firsthand account of what it was like to be a fire lookout on top of Green Mountain.

What do you think - should places like this, in areas designated for wilderness, be preserved as traces of human imprint on and interaction with the land?

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One Response

  1. Mary Thompson

    April 4, 2012

    Absolutely, this needs to be saved. This is an iconic structure in the Pacific Northwest – akin to other working structures such as the lighthouses. It is much-loved by local residents, and it helps to tell the story of the National Forest Service. The court ruling is outrageous.