October 17, 1961: "If Centralia College student Joe Mills thought he was going to 'get away from it all' this past summer, he was sadly mistaken. Mills manned a lookout station in the Packwood district that was 20 miles northeast of Packwood. The lookout required a hike of 10 miles to reach. And yet this remote spot received 179 visitors from July 15 to Sept. 15, according to records maintained in the Packwood district of the Gifford National forest. Obviously, Mills had plenty of company to share his 'lonely' vigil at the Tumac lookout." (The Daily Chronicle)
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1946 ABOUT 17 MILES NORTHEAST OF PACKWOOD, ABOUT 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE WEST END OF THE TIETON RESERVOIR AND 92.8 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT HOUSE, ON THE SUMMIT OF TUMAC MOUNTAIN. IT IS ON THE CASCADE DEVIDE ON THE LEWIS-YAKIMA COUNTY LINE.