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Dunn's Doty Lookout Cache Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 02/28/2010
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Geocache Description:

Dunn's Doty Lookout Cache

We're a bit dotty about lookout caches. Logbear really has a fascination with forest fire lookouts and my interested lies in geocaching. Of course, we've both loved the views. We finished the Washington Forest Fire Lookout Challenge together, but we still continue to seek new lookout caches to visit or place. This is one of those places. Coincidentally, it expresses our 'Doty-ness' in its name, and it happens to be between the upper forks of Dunn Creek.

Doty Lookout, at an elevation of nearly 2100', was a Washington Division of Forestry (DNR since 1957) lookout constructed in 1942. It consisted of a 28' pole tower cab(in?) and a house. It was destroyed in 1966. Today, all that remains are remnants that have been pushed into the woods. But the view . . . oh, the view! We could see Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, and (we think) Mt. Baker either from the top, or on the walk up.

About this cache:
  • Auto routing may take you beyond where you'll need to park.
  • An easy walk (with a gentle grade) of about .8 mile will get you to the lookout site and within spitting distance of the cache. Park at the gate and don't block it. If the gate happens to be open, you take your chances as there was some mud on the seemingly seldom used road.
  • You're looking for a 30 cal ammo can.
  • Bring your camera. We didn't have an absolutely clear day, but the views were still stunning. IMHO, the end of the day may be best.

Please let me know if there are any problems with the cache or the coords. Have fun!


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