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Amber Casali: Hiking Washington's Fire Lookouts


Join us as we welcome Amber Casali in support of her new book, Hiking Washington's Fire Lookouts. 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. Native Seattleite Amber Casali is an avid hiker and mountaineer. When she's not outside, she writes and edits as a member of the creative team at a business to business tech marketing agency.