Mt Fremont Fire Lookout

Administrative agency:  Mt. Rainier NP

Staffing status:  it is “staffed” by a park representative during the summer weekend to answer questions, it is also used for emergencies

Elevation:  7181 ft

Structure:  1934 two story NPS cab

Access:  an easy 3 mile hike is necessary to reach the LO, it is signed several times, but it is best to pick up a free map at the visitors center 

Road conditions:  the road to the Sunrise Visitors Center is paved

Interior:  the cab is furnished with propane lighting, a stove, and possibly heater, two beds, a table, and shelves are also present

Other structures on summit:  none, propane tanks are portable

Electrical power source:  a solar panel is present to power the radio repeater housed in the LO, as well as two florescent lights in the cab

Other:  for some reason the tower is not located on the summit, rather slightly lower on the ridge, the view is likely excellent, although it was fogged in during my visit  

Visited:  Dominic Luebbers in August 2001

click on the lookout to view the interior


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