Jumbo Mountain


Jumbo Fire Lookout, August 1916, photo courtesy of the Darrington Historical Society

Jumbo Mountain Fire Lookout was constructed in 1916 and was a rock platform tower with a "Rag House" which was a primitive canvas tent.  Later abandoned (date unknown).  This lookout was located 4 miles south of Darrington on the southeastern peak, elevation 5,801 feet.  The first Lookout man was Rowland Atchson, also first lookout man for the previous lookout for Gold Hill - 1915 -1916.

Jumbo Mountain as seen from the town of Darrington,
photo by Martha Rasmussen