October 1926: "Glen Allen, Goat Peak lookout, reported smoke where the smoke should not have been. Guard Johnson found smoke where smoker had no permit. Smoker taken before J.P. at Winthrop, and fined $10.00 and costs. This only goes to show we need our lookouts longer than September 15. Allen is still on watch at Goat Peak. (September 18)" (Six Twenty-Six)
June 4, 1930: “Frank Burge started a man out to the Goat peak on eight mile look-out station last week, but a snow storm over took them before they had gone far and they had to return to the ranger station. Owing to the dry condition before the last rain they thought it best to locate a look-out early, but the storm of the last few days left snow all over the peaks. This particular station is quite high and is very hard to get to. There are many rough, steep places which have to be blasted out every year before the trail is passable.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
June 11, 1930: “As a result of existing conditions lookouts have already been posted on Goat peak, on the upper Methow river. Others will be sent to their posts in the near future.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
September 13, 1930: “When Bill Wehmeyer took a pack-horse up to the look-out on Goat peak Saturday, he was caught in a storm and had to spend the night there. He says the Boones who have that station expect to move down next Monday.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
September 24, 1930: “Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Boone and baby who stay at the look-out station on Goat Peak made a trip down to get their lost horse. They expected to finish the season this week, but owing to weather conditions will be kept there two weeks longer. The horse is kept at the station and used to pack water from a spring 1,000 feet below the lookout cabin.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
July 4, 1931: “Mrs. Boone came down Monday from Goat peak where her husband is in charge of the forest service lookout station. She said that during the recent electrical storm the lightning struck the lookout station twice without damaging it and for hours during the early evening it was immersed in black clouds with flashes of lightning playing all about it. Mrs. Boone left for Omak where she will spend a few days with relatives before returning to Goat peak.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
July 11, 1931: “The forest service has been fixing trail and packing up to Goat Peak lookout the last two days. Duer Johnson, who was graduated from the U. of W. in June, has been given the position of inspector of all the lookout stations.” (The Wenatchee Daily World )
July 23, 1931: “Another new telephone line is being constructed from the lookout on Goat peak to Sunrise peak, a distance of five miles. The work is being done by Duer Johnson and Harry Tuttle.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
July 23, 1932: “A total of 76 radio sets of the short wave types recently tested out by the forest service are being installed in the Chelan forest according to R.E. Johnson, dispatcher at the Winthrop ranger station. The 11 large sending and receiving sets are being installed at Okanogan, where the forest supervisor is located, and at the following lookout station: Goat Peak." (The Wenatchee World)
July 23, 1932: “Mrs. Douglas MacRae of Wenatchee spent the first of the week with her husband at Goat Peak lookout station. Sunday morning she left here for the peak, but took the wrong trail up the creek. Miles on the Goat creek trail had been covered before she knew it was the wrong one. Hours had passed, her husband was tracking her horse and residents of the valley had been notified by telephone that she was lost, when she turned back down the trail. Mrs. MacRae met MacRae and they reached the station before dark. She, like all who make the trip to the peak, was enthusiastic about the wonderful view.” (The Wenatchee World)
July 7, 1933: “Douglas McRae was packed up to the Goat Peak lookout station the end of the week. Bill Wehmeyer who took supplies there Thursday, reports snow seven feet deep still on some of the high northern slopes.” (The Wenatchee Daily World)
DESIGNATION - GOAT PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER PID - TQ0439 STATE/COUNTY- WA/OKANOGAN COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MC LEOD MOUNTAIN (1991)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1925 ON THE SUMMIT OF GOAT PEAK ABOUT 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF WINTHROP, AND ABOUT 3 MILES NORTH OF MAZAMA. IT IS REACHED BY ROAD FROM WINTHROP, THENCE 12 MILES TO MAZAMA, AND THENCE FOLLOWING FOREST SERVICE TRAIL AND TELEPHONE LINE UP THE RIDGE TO THE PEAK. THERE IS A STANDARD REGION-6 U.S. FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT HOUSE WITH A PEAKED CUPOLA ON THE SUMMIT OF THE PEAK. THE STATION WAS NOT OCCUPIED.
STATION MARK--PEAK OF THE CUPOLA. NO OTHER STATION MARK WAS SET IN 1925 BUT THE FOREST SERVICE STATES IT INTENDS TO SET A COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY STANDARD BRONZE-DISK STATION MARK IN THE LEDGE ROCK UNDER THE CENTER OF THE CUPOLA AND UNDER THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE.