Going to Devils Peak Lookout soon (what does it need?)

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Going to Devils Peak Lookout soon (what does it need?)

Post by Metacomet » September 16th, 2018, 8:37 pm

I'll be going with a few other friends and staying a couple nights at the lookout. Anyone been up there recently? Could it use any basic repair, certain supplies, etc?

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Re: Going to Devils Peak Lookout soon (what does it need?)

Post by retired jerry » September 17th, 2018, 5:18 am

I think the whole area is closed because of cougar, but should open back up soon

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Re: Going to Devils Peak Lookout soon (what does it need?)

Post by Metacomet » September 17th, 2018, 5:07 pm

Forgot about the cougar hunt. Thanks again, Jerry!

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Re: Going to Devils Peak Lookout soon (what does it need?)

Post by justpeachy » September 17th, 2018, 7:14 pm

Yeah, any of the trails that you would hike to get up there are closed now: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 595566.pdf

I've heard that volunteers keep that lookout maintained and in working order, but I believe it's extremely informal. The staff at the Zigzag Ranger Station might know who they are and be able to put you in contact with them. I don't know if the volunteers do anything besides structural maintenance/repair. I think any supplies and gear you find in there might be from other hikers.

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Re: Going to Devils Peak Lookout soon (what does it need?)

Post by Metacomet » September 18th, 2018, 8:58 am

Looks like they killed a cougar the other day in the vicinity of the attack. If they drop the closure by next week, I'll be going up there.

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Re: Going to Devils Peak Lookout soon (what does it need?)

Post by retired jerry » September 18th, 2018, 3:14 pm

they said they would get results in three days, which would be about today

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