Hornet Lookout, beloved historic lookout and cabin rental, turns 100 years old!
Come celebrate this notable milestone with Flathead National Forest, Northwest Montana Lookout Association, and The Glacier Institute.
Join us for a Forest Service lookout history fair and Hornet Lookout tour.
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, 10am to 2pm MDT
🌲 Meet and chat with a current Fire Lookout – learn what it’s like to live and work in a lookout.
🌲 See and experience a lookout’s tools of the trade – pull on a crosscut saw, meet a pack mule, and watch a packing demo.
🌲 Take home a limited edition poster of the iconic Hornet Lookout, created by local artist Pete Thompson.
🌲 Celebrate our lookout legacy with a visit by Smokey Bear!
🌲 Take a step back in time to learn about Hornet’s rich early history with a guided tour of the historic lookout. Tour leaves in the morning from Big Creek with a bus ride (1.5 hours) and short hike (1 mile).
Watch for more details to come and how to sign up for the tour!
📷 Hornet Lookout in 1923 and the present-day structure