Our first attempt to complete this hike was unsuccessful due to a sudden change of weather.
When we reached the false summit, lightning started striking and it also started raining. We had to finish up our lunch fast and head back to the tree line for cover.
We came back a couple of months later hoping for a better day. It was chilly and snowy but at least no lightning.
The trail to the Lookout was packed with snow but nothing too difficult to make us turn back for the second time.
Even from the first summit, the Fire Lookout is already visible and very inviting. There was nobody else on the mountain. We signed the register, ate lunch, had fun sliding on the snow, and went home.