April 11, 2009

Time to Lookout

Wednesday evening was the reconnect for the returning volunteers for the Fire Lookouts. I've missed my time at Strawberry Peak and can't wait to get back up to my post.

This year I am going to try to work a few shifts at Black Mountain Lookout near Idyllwild and San Jacinto Peak. Black isn't the electronic pin-cushion that most peaks have become. The tower sits on top of a large rock outcrop and is frequently visited by gliders riding the thermals. I can't wait.

3 comments:

Steven C. Karoly said...

Is this an active lookout in the summer? Sounds fun, but an impressinve responsibility at the same time.

Ed said...

Oh yeah, it is real. I work a couple shifts a month at Strawberry Peak and got a couple smokes last year. I'll be back this year plus some shifts at Black Mountain.

Mongo... said...

Hey Brother !!

Just be safe !!!

Mongo...