February 25, 1944: "Dora Hunt and Maxine Ilipkoe were the two young women assigned to the Norse Peak lookout, in the White river area, also in Washington. They had to learn map reading, weather reporting, the use of fire-finding instruments, and elementary fire-fighting before their jobs were cleared. Then up a three-mile trail where only pack horses could go, in a glass-walled house, with only blue mountain ranges, green valleys and snow-capped peaks for neighbors, they settled down to a summer that few city-bred girls experience. On July 11, their little lookout was rocked by an icy mountain-top blizzard." (Prescott Evening Courier - Arizona)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - NORSE PK PID - SB1154 STATE/COUNTY- WA/PIERCE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - NORSE PEAK (1988)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1958 LOCATED ABOUT 25.0 MI SW. OF EASTON, 16.3 MI NE. OF MT. RAINIER, 13.7 MI NE. OF AMERICAN RIVER GUARD STATION. ON HIGHEST POINT OF RIDGE BETWEEN CROW CREEK AND NORTH FORK UNION CREEK, ON PROMINENT TOP KNOWN LOCALLY AS NORSE PEAK.
REACHED BY HELICOPTER.
STATION MARK--CENTER OF LOH
STATION RECOVERY (1961)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1961 DESCRIBED BY USGS. LOH HAS BEEN DESTROYED.
STATION MARK--STANDARD BRONZE TABLET STAMPED---NORSE PK 1961---, IN BOULDER AT APPROXIMATE CENTER OF OLD LOH SITE.