May 6, 1927: “For the calendar year 1927, allotments have been made for the following jobs: For the construction of a lookout house on Goat Peak, $800.” (The Leavenworth Echo)
June 1927: "Being unable to obtain the services of Jesse Mann's old grey mule that was used while on the Columbia, 4 burros have been asked for. They are to be used to sound reveille for the trail crew, pack supplies and material for the Goat Peak lookout house, and string telephone wire for the Cooper River line." (Six Twenty-Six)
January 1928: "On Aug. 5 Forest Examiner Conover made a flight over the Forest, circling around Goat Peak Lookout, a note was dropped which reads: '10 a.m. Aug. 5, no fires seen yet, just a d---logging locomotive', signed Connie. At the same time fire chief on the Big Creek fire says 'Fire was smoking in good shape'; thirty minutes later Goat Peak reports a fire on Cabin Mt. Both fires were not over 3 miles away from the lookout. What's the answer? We do not for one instant doubt Connie's powers of observation; there is also no question but that he is more at home in an aeroplane than in one of Henry Ford's flivvers, but -- what's the answer?" (Six Twenty-Six)
DESIGNATION - GOAT PEAK PID - SX1242 STATE/COUNTY- WA/KITTITAS COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - EASTON (1989)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (RCM) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 12 MILES WEST OF CLE ELUM, 3 MILES SOUTH OF EASTON, 1/2 MILE EAST OF THE GOAT PEAK FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT AND 300 FEET WEST OF THE HIGHEST POINT OF GOAT PEAK MOUNTAIN.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN EASTON, GO SOUTHEAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY 10 FOR 0.2 MILE TO A SIDE ROAD RIGHT, TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON A GRAVELED ROAD CROSSING SEVERAL RAILROAD TRACKS FOR 0.2 MILE TO A FORK, TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND GO WEST ON THE GRAVELED ROAD FOR 2.9 MILES TO A FORK JUST AFTER CROSSING THE SECOND RAILROAD TRACK AT HUBNER, TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTH ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF CABIN CREEK ON A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 1.7 MILES TO A FORK, TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND GO 0.1 MILE TO AN IRON GATE, PASS THROUGH THE GATE AND CONTINUE UPHILL ON THE BLADED ROAD FOR 0.8 MILE TO A FORK, TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND GO 0.4 MILE TO A FORK, TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND GO 0.6 MILE TO A FORK, TAKE THE LEFT FORK AND GO DOWNHILL TO A CREEK, CROSS THE CREEK AND FOLLOW THE BLADED ROAD UPHILL FOR 1.6 MILES TO A ROAD LEFT, TURN SHARP LEFT AND GO 0.3 MILE TO THE END OF TRUCK TRAVEL AT A SADDLE BETWEEN GOAT PEAK AND COLE BUTTE. FROM HERE PACK NORTHEAST ON THE GOAT PEAK TRAIL TO THE GOAT PEAK LOOKOUT HOUSE (30 MINUTES), CONTINUE NORTHEAST ALONG THE RIDGE TOWARD A HIGH ROCK PINNACLE (30 MINUTES) TO A NARROW ROCK RIDGE THAT EXTENDS NORTHWEST FROM THE PINNACLE AND THE STATION. A 1 HOUR PACK.