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PostSubject: Fire Lookout Discovery Adv   Fire Lookout Discovery Adv EmptyMon Aug 16, 2010 11:14 am

Love to navigate and find Fire Lookouts. Some are manned lookouts, some not, and sometimes I can't get close enough to be sure what I'm looking at! Here are some lookouts, views, and some other things along the way. Lookout information provided by local signs and Rex's Fire Lookout Page.

Typical way I transported the mule, and solo camping.
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Hawley Mt. Lookout, on Hawley Mt. Rd. N.E. of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. Actually, closer to Garden Valley as the crow flies.
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Elevation 7301ft. Unmanned, built in 1935, now used as communications/weather point.
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No need to find a tree at Hawley Mt.
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Pilot Peak L.O. Elevation 8128ft. Unmanned, built 1932, now used as a NASA UFO Tracking Site. (Just kidding, communications/weather point.
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Can't see it, but Sunset L.O. is on the ridge in the distance.
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Miners cabin off Forest Service rd. between Pilot Peak L.O. and Wilson Peak.
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Sunset Mt. L.O. Elevation 7869ft. Manned, built in 1930, rebuilt 1958. Manned by a woman lookout who share fresh cherries with me. North of Idaho City.
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View from L.O.
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Pilot Peak L.O. on distant ridge. Can't see it though.
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Jackson Peak L.O. East of Lowman, Idaho. Elevation 8124ft. Manned, built in 1927, rebuilt 1981. When I arrived lookout guy was reading a newspaper in his robe. I didn't stay, thus the long range pictures. Upper rd in photo is from ridge to lookout, lower rd is from ridge jct. to spring (water supply for lookout).
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Silver Creek L.O. North of Garden Valley/Crouch, Idaho. Manned. Lookout seemed unfriendly so we turned around quickly and took this photo at a distance.
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Tripod L.O. North of Sage Hen Reservoir, S.W. of Cascade, Idaho. Unknown if it is manned. Can't ride all the way to it, have to hike to it and I wasn't up to the trek cause I was still recovering from a knee injury.
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Blue Lake below Tripod L.O. Photo taken from Snowbank rd. Trail from rd leads to lake, but again...knee!
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Further up snowbank rd. Thought this was a lookout site, but ended up being a FAA Flight Radar thingy!
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Saw this to the right of the FAA Radar Thingy. Thought it might have been an old lookout. Didn't hike/ride to it cause of the...you know...knee. Looks like a
communication/weather point now. I'll go back here someday to find out for sure.
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Thorn Creek Butte L.O. S.S.E of Idaho City, Idaho. Manned during this visit. Have been there before (no photo's) when it was unmanned as well. Built in 1933.
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Sheephorn Mt. L.O. between Challis and Salmon, Idaho. Built in 1933, rebuilt in 1965. Unmanned and is now a Forest Service Rental. We plan to stay here one day.
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Here are a couple of lookouts we visited while traveling the historic Magruder Road between Elk City, Id and Darby Montana.

Green Mt. L.O. 4 miles off Magruder rd. Unmanned, used for emergency. Built in 1930, rebuild 1954 and is on National Historic Lookout Register.
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Burnt Knob L.O. Elevation 8196ft. Unmanned. Built in 1922, rebuilt in 1930, restored in late 1980's. 1.5 mile off Magruder rd. and is on National Historic Lookout Register. It was on a very, very rought rd. Has some trails nearby and a couple nice lakes below. Pretty cold on this day, we wore jackets. Lots of forest fire damage in the area and throughout the Magruder rd. corridor.
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Hope you enjoy the photo's.
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PostSubject: fire lookout and a question   Fire Lookout Discovery Adv EmptyThu Aug 19, 2010 11:40 am

Great photos Admiral! When I was much younger I thought I'd like nothing better than to work in a fire lookout tower (I think it came from watching something on the old Walt Disney tv show in the 60s.

On another matter, is the other TW Forum (tw200forum.com) currently down ? I haven't been able to get it to load in a few days, and I know you frequent that site too.

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PostSubject: Re: Fire Lookout Discovery Adv   Fire Lookout Discovery Adv EmptyThu Aug 19, 2010 4:41 pm

Corey, I read your other post and answered there also. I have not been having any problems at all. Unfortunately I'm not the greatest computer guy in the world so have no idea what problems you may be having. Just to check I opened the other forum in another tab right now and was able to sign in with no problem.

Wouldn't think it is a computer problem on your end cause you are still able to get to this site. If you are still having problems getting to the site for the next couple of days, let me know and I can relay a message to Goldenhtr (moderator) and see if he has any answers.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help other than to say I was getting on fine.

Mrgizmow visits here often as well and maybe he can say whether he has heard of any problems as well.


Kris

P.S. I love these two forum sites. I have been a TW owner for over 5 years now and didn't even know these types of sites existed until earlier this spring. I mostly post my rides cause I like looking at others posts and the photo's of other parts of our country...and the world for that matter, and thought I would share back. Places I most likely won't be able to visit in person. I like the other parts of the forum as they are very informative and have very useful information. I just not as experienced with the maintenance side of the house and haven't had any problems with my TW to contribute much to those area's, but am an avid reader of almost every post.
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PostSubject: Re: Fire Lookout Discovery Adv   Fire Lookout Discovery Adv EmptyFri Aug 20, 2010 6:09 am

Hi Kris,

Thanks for the update on the other Forum. I'm not the most computer literate guy myself, and sometimes these things just drive me crazy.

I enjoy pictures of other rider's adventures, and as I posted above (under guest), these Lookout towers brought back memories formed as a kid. I may never get to your part of the country, but I can vicariously live the adventure through your photos.

Thanks,
Corey

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