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Fire Lookout

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Went for a hike up in the Santa Catalina mountains and came across a fire lookout. Although closed to the public, I encountered the lookout on duty and chewed the fat which lead to full access to the awesome view.

The 15'x15' post perched on Lemmon rock. The old pueblo (Tucson) is visible above the last range.
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Looking to the East.
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A little history on this lookout. The Osborn fire finder is still the #1 instrument employed to determine the azimuth.
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The best 8700' office view a man could ask for. Three sides of the 225sf structure is glass. A lookout is part time from May-September (fire season).
Looking to the West.
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A South view.
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And to the East.
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Jeff, the gentleman on duty is also a school teacher in CA.
Hmmmm maybe theres a chance for a summer gig after retirement. ;)

The outdoor shower and lighting protection.
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What started out as a hike turned educational, Bonus!

Peace,
Paco
 
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