Enjoying a much needed weekend. Happy adventuring 🏕
TGIF! So glad the week is over, now I’m ready to head out to this peak for a sleepover. If anyone is free tomorrow morning come and visit me! ☺️ #SlideMountain #firelookout
Since moving to San Francisco 3 years ago I became low key obsessed with Mount Tam and the lookout tower at the peak. Last night I got to spend the night there on fire lookout duty. What a magical sunrise and sunset. Definitely worth the wait :)
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” —Oscar Wilde
And what sweet punishment it is: the first colors of Dawn from a fire lookout.
Reporting for fire lookout duty! Proudly serving your southern San Bernardino National Forest and surrounding communities of Temecula and Hemet Valley. #redmountainfirelookout #firelookout
Hand hoch, wer hier gerne mal eine Nacht verbringen möchte! 🙋♀️😱😍
Solche Fire Lookouts gibt es in einigen Bundesstaaten der USA und vor allem auch hier im Pacific Northwest. Einfache Hütten hoch oben und exponiert auf Berggipfeln, die früher und teilweise auch heute noch dazu dien(t)en, Waldbrände möglichst früh zu entdecken. Und einige dieser Lookouts kann man sogar für Übernachtungen mieten! Wie genial ist das bitte? 🤤
An diesem hier bin ich leider nur vorbei gewandert, wäre aber am liebsten direkt eingezogen. Die 360-Grad-Rundumsicht war einfach nur gigantisch. 🙏🏔🌲
Few things beat sunrises and sunsets in the mountains. Now add to that an amazing group of friends to enjoy it with while celebrating taco Tuesday at a fire lookout? It really doesn’t get much better than that.
I’m beyond grateful for all the amazing, loving, inspiring people I’m lucky enough to call friends and with whom I get to share breathtaking moments and memories like this. 💜
Somewhere on the California / Oregon border you can make the tough decision of where to sleep at night: cabin or fire lookout tower. (I went with the tower).
This will go down as one of my most favorite hikes yet. We backpacked up and stayed the night at a 100 year old Forest Service fire lookout in Montana in the middle of Grizzly country. The views were breathtaking!! I’m sure my fear of heights and the lookout being surrounded by cliffs of doom on three sides may also have played a part in that. Zoom in on the little dot on top of the mountain in the third photo; that’s the lookout way up there.~~~~~~~~~
Sidenote: Which of my fellow musician friends want to go back for the most epic songwriters retreat ever?? But seriously.
Don't let this beautiful tower, this piece of amazing history, fool you. It might look cool, and tall, and super chill but it is actually a homicidal, maniacal combination of metal and wood.
This is only because I am terrified of heights. I made it to the first landing, approximately 15 stairs up, before I was gripped with fear to the point of being unsure if I could move enough to go back down the stairs. People who have hiked with me have seen this before - me balancing in the middle of a log over a trickle of a stream and suddenly unable to move.
What do you do when you are consumed with fear? Do you lash out, make terrible jokes,
get sweaty palms or turn in to a statue? After I do all of those things I reach out to anyone that may be able to offer me any sense of relief. I reach out to the guy that I met through Instagram, but I actually don't know, but who knows the area I'm in and can tell me that tower is harmless and I'm being ridiculous. I send streams of messages one after the other to my favorite people, hoping one of them sees it and can respond fast enough to comfort me or make me laugh.
The last thing I do is have a dance party. On top of this hillside with no one around, a Borgore remix blasting out of my car and me dancing away the anxiety beneath that homicidal, maniacal combination of wood and metal. Because nothing puts you right quite like a dance party. 😅
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So the folks said not to drag them to every fire lookout in the area... not my fault Idaho Peak is listed as being one of the best places to bring your visiting friends and families for views in the West Kootenay. I’d never actually been before, so ✅ another epic little day hike and lookout off the list.
Love a good fire lookout 👌🏻
Good morning! I woke up in my happy place and was granted the views I came here for.
Yesterday was one of my longest days on trail since I broke my ankle almost a year ago... this morning I feel like I could reach Dakobed in two big bounds with the help of those puffy clouds. It's good to be back.