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Heybrook Lookout is located just past the town of Index, WA. It is normally accessible via a fairly difficult hike from a parking lot in US 2. It is a fire tower with full accommodations, but bookings usually fill up within hours of coming available. You can hike to the tower anytime but “quiet hours” are after 10pm and should be respected by both crews inside the cabin and without. The ascent is around 1,200 feet (3658m).

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Location Index, WA, USA
Latitude 47° 48’ 37.98” N
Longitude 105° 16’ 58.94” W
Elevation 1,700’ (518m)
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Hey, Milky Way

Hey, Milky Way

A group of photographers summited Heybrook Lookout seeking dark skies. After dealing with cold winds, thunderstorms, and an encounter with a black bear, they almost lost hope. Then the skies cleared, and the Milky Way unfurled.

2023-06-23 learn more