Hiked from the old 2009 washout, because the road got rough and the Saabaru didn't have the clearance. GPS said we did 8.4 miles rt and just over 1800 ft of gain. Saw no one else all day and had the peak to ourselves to enjoy the beautiful North Cascades views!
Thanks to Klenke calling me and telling me that him and Gimpilator were going to be late meeting-up with me for a trip to North Twentymile Peak, I had just enough time to reach this lookout summit. This was one of several lookouts I reached within a 44-hour span: Steliko, Leecher, Lookout, First Butte, North Twentymile, and Funk.
Had trouble with some bad roads but then came in with the route that apparently is now washed out. Arrived at dusk and just wanted to bag my lookout but the female lookout resident did not seem thrilled with the arrival of a strange man to her home as darkness descended. Tagged my peak and got out of there.
Nice tourist peak if you with visitors touring Winthrop. First Butte Lookout
Bryan and I visited Slate, First Butte, and finally Leecher. We spent the night on the summit of First Butte.