Because it sits conveniently located for visitors, near the observation deck by the waterfall, the Forest Service chose the design and construction materials carefully. They wanted it to provide convenience for visitors, yet be somewhat inconspicious, blending in with the surroundings. They succeded, as you can see in these photos.
As it turns out, the location struck the fancy of a Golden Feret, an rare and endangered species.
The Feret is a female and has been raising her young in the attic of the facility. When the snow is deep the Feret has been chewing on various tasty parts of the outhouse.
A new and "critter proof" out house has been constructed. And the feret has been left in possesion of the older toilet.
Thanks to the USFS for caring enough to take the extra steps for it's critters !