Book Talk: Hiking Washington's Fire Lookouts with University Book Store

Book Talk: Hiking Washington's Fire Lookouts with University Book Store

Learn more about Washington's historic fire lookouts, and how best to see them for yourself, with Amber Casali.
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Join Amber Casali, author of Hiking Washington's Fire Lookouts, at University Book Store. Discover a quintessential Northwest experience! From a mountaintop perch near a historic fire lookout, soak up dramatic views of distant ridgelines while getting a glimpse into Washington’s past. The state’s fire lookouts not only have played an important role in forest fire management, but have also been temporary homes for the interesting people who spend summers isolated from civilization to watch over the forests below. Hiking Washington's Fire Lookouts highlights 44 memorable lookouts in the Cascades and Olympics, all accessible by trails on public lands.

Brimming with fascinating history, this guide details how to stay in or near the lookouts overnight and how to help maintain or volunteer at these historic structures. A handful of bonus lookouts across the state and several “relocated” lookouts at museums and interpretive centers round out your tick list.

Enjoy a slide presentation full of gorgeous photos, followed by a Q&A session and book signing. 

Admission is free and open to the public.