Photos: Your bike at a fire lookout.

Discussion in 'Photos' started by PinkPillion, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. jjdun7

    jjdun7 Been here awhile

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    Here's some from last 1000 mile putt around central Oregon.....................

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  2. hoodellyhoo

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    Guess I'll just copy this post since I'm in the picture with my bike, too

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  3. jay547

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  4. V8

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  5. PinkPillion

    PinkPillion Been here awhile

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    Revisited Antelope LO today. This time on the GS. Clear sky, cold air, and majorly windy.

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    1. Lookout (windows open, unmanned).....2. Lookout's matching outhouse.....3. Mt Lassen
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  6. gumshoe4

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    Big Hill Fire Lookout and Helitack Base

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  7. TwilightZone

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    Oldest Lookout (1912), oldest Lookout Guard (1959-Current)

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    Couple Views...


    Outhouse. Scott Mtn Valley Beyond. Northernmost stand of Foxtail Pines!
    Usually found down in the Sierras.

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    View of Mt. Shasta

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  8. PinkPillion

    PinkPillion Been here awhile

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    Rode the GS up to this one last weekend. The keeper had been stationed here every summer since the 80's. Couldn't see Mt. Lassen or Shasta due to the cloud cover. It even snowed on us.

    Harvey Mountain Lookout on the Lassen National Forest is the only known remaining example of the original 1918 design of a 4A lookout cab with thick iron straps covering the wood supports between the windows. Built in 1919 it may be the longest serving active lookout in California. 7317'


    From the parking area.
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    Looking east toward Nevada.
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    The water "faucet" was an old pump style.
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  9. TwilightZone

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    1919... well, close...the guard said the upper part of Lake Mtn was rebuilt in '34.
    Do you have any close up photos of the Harvey Mtn Lookout?

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  10. -Chris-

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    Rich Mountain Fire Tower - Talimena Scenic Drive in SE Oklahoma. (The fire look out is actually just east of the border in Arkansas)
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    Thats one of very few left around here...
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  11. TheAdmiral

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    And why they exist!
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  12. PinkPillion

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    Here you go TwilightZone. I was trying to avoid taking a picture with the big ugly white plastic water tank in it. It kind of ruins the vibe. I also try to find the USGS plaque at each one.

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  13. KLR 41B

    KLR 41B Been here awhile

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    Yellow River Forest Firetower[​IMG]


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  14. TwilightZone

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    If you are ever riding thorough Callahan (Hwy 3 Calif)...
    turn west at the south end of the 'commercial' block and
    head up to the Boivar lookout.

    It's an easy ride... (unless there is snow on the road).

    Bolivar Lookout.

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    Views...

    Toward Mt Shasta

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    Looking north to Scott Valley and the town of Callahan.

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    Another view...

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    Telephoto view down into the town of Callahan... you come up through the town. Follow the lookout signs. Neat ride and awesome views.

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  15. TwilightZone

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    This lookout is off the Scott River Road, California.
    (Scott River road runs from Ft Jones to Hwy 96 Siead Valley)

    Lookout was built in the 1950's. Abandoned now and starting
    to fall apart. Again it's a very easy ride.

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    Inside the lookout... the living quarters (lower) and the bed.

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    Looking up at the lookout... stairs were rotted and most of deck was rotted too.

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    Looking down from the lookout... Scott River and the Scott River Lodge.

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    Survey Marker in the Footings...

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  16. Fullcyc

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  17. TheAdmiral

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    Though falling apart (unoccupied one's always do), it's still neat to find these, with a nice view too boot!
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  18. jehu

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  19. tomasinator

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    Arid Peak Lookout between Wallace and Avery, Idaho. The skinny on the lookout is, "Arid Peak Lookout is a 1934 20' L-4, originally built to watch for fires from the Milwaukee Railroad as it came down Loop Creek from the Montana line to the North Fork of the St. Joe River near Avery, Idaho. In 1969 the legs of the tower were replaced, but the lookout was not used again. In 1996 and 1997, the Idaho Chapter of the FFLA and the St. Joe Ranger District joined in a restoration project; all of the beams atop the legs and underneath the cab were replaced, as were the stairs which had collapsed in 1970. The fully-restored lookout is now on the rental program, as it sits overlooking a companion project, "The Route of the Hiawatha", a rail-trail being developed over the trestles and through the tunnels of the abandoned Milwaukee line. The tower is on the National Historic Lookout Register." (copied from http://www.firelookout.com/id/arid.html):

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    No one was around, but it was obviously rented for the night.
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    The remains of the Mastodon Mountain lookout:
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    What it used to look like:
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  20. ETrider

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    Rich Mtn. Tower on TN/NC border.


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    Inside gutted out, none of the firetowers around here are being used.
    Graffiti everywhere, whoever drew this one has some talent.:lol3

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