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Archives: Mount Hood from Flag Point Fire Lookout, May 2016. This was an incredible visit! It sparked my interest in fire lookouts and their story in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, you can no longer stay at Flag Point. It was taken off the registry following the 2016 season due to vandalism, (why would someone damage this historic structure?), and because it was so difficult to maintain. These towers are often remote, fairly inaccessible, weathered and expensive to upkeep. • • • #oregon #oregonexplored #oregonnw #portland #portlandnw #oregonlife #youroregon #traveloregon #usinterior #optoutside #campvibes #pacificnorthwest #pnw #pnwilderness #wanderlust #liveauthentic #artofvisuals #thegreatoutdoors #hiking #firelookout #flagpoint #adventurelife #exploretocreate #bestoforegon #jj_oregon #thatpnwlife #cascadiaexplored
I spent all day climbing 4,100ft elevation gain to get to the fire lookout at the top of Pearsoll Peak, the highest point in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, and I didn’t see one flake of snow ❄️ #climatechangeisreal #nosnow #peakbagger #kalmiopsiswilderness #firelookout #dethmarch #treatyourself #nofilter
Staring fear in the face. And climbing it. With minimal shouting. Or crying. . . . #justkidding #therewaslotsofshouting #firelookout #pnwonderland #winterwonderland
Why it's well worth the few grey hairs driving up Billy Goat's Bluff will give you 😮😮😮#spectacularview #amazingview #vichighcountry #alpine #firelookout #worldsbestoffice
Los Coyotes Indian Reservation Hot Springs Mountain Sunset Timelapse. I shot this atop a rickety old fire lookout tower atop Hot Springs Mountain in the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in San Diego County. At 6,533 feet, Hot Springs Mountain is the tallest peak in San Diego County, and is twenty one feet taller than the second tallest peak, Cuyamaca Peak (6,512 feet). The forest here includes Coulter, Jeffrey, and sugar pines, white fir, and incense cedar. There are also canyon live oak and black oak trees. The current tower was built in 1928. The roof and walls have caved in in recent years (this is the pile of wood you're looking at here) and the stairs leading to the top are in very bad shape. The tower is located on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation property, but it is currently open to the public every day. Note that you must check in with the guards and there is a $10 day use fee. With an ordinary sedan, you can drive up to the campground, park there, and hike the rest of the way. You will need a high clearance 4WD vehicle to make it the last three miles past the campground - if you want to drive all the way to the top. This video was made from 845 frames shot with a Canon 6D and Sigma 15mm EX DG at between 1/2000 sec and 4 sec and f/2.8. Exposure ramping was done via qDslrDashboard running on an Android tablet. Background music is a snippet of Night Radiance by Maxim Kornyshev. #timelapse #timelapsevideo #timelapsephotography #hyperlapse #smallhd #cinematographer #skyporn #sunsetlovers #cloudporn #sunsets #sandiego #sd #sandiegoliving #mysdphoto #sandiego_ca #igerssandiego #mountain #hiking #hike #mountainlife #outdoor #mountainview #wilderness #summit #california #firelookout #loscoyotes #hotspringsmountain
Long and fun weekend with the kids and we ended it here with the wind, cold and sunsetting. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #california #norcal #redding #canonphotography #lightroom #picoftheday #sunset #ig_shotz #makingmemories #wanderlust #landscape #landscapephotography #firelookout #canon_photos #rei1440project #exploring #whiskeytown #ig_photooftheday #ig_captures #ig_sunset
Throwback to last summer at this fire lookout tower! Can’t wait for more summer trips like these ones🤗
This is a closeup of the Three Fingers Mountain Lookout originally built in 1931 for forest fire spotting. On New Year day 2018 I flew around the Lookout checking on the conditions from the winter storm and found the south facing window shutters were blown off from the wind. This was taking from Cessna 182 using Nikon D850. #threefingerslookout #firelookout #everettmountaineers #mountainhut #threefingers #winter #winterwonderland #mountains #mountaineering #hikingadventures #climbing #climbingtothetop #cascades #cascadiaexplored #landscapephotography #nature #naturephotography #ig_captures #igwashington #aerialphotography #aerialphoto #flying #pilotview #cockpitview #fromairplane #pacificnorthwest #washingtonstate #seattlephotographer #longbachnguyen #nikonartists
This was attempt #2 at trying to reach the Fire Lookout that is perched atop this rock, via the winter route. We made really good progress this time, as the last time, 2 years ago, we lost precious time and energy with route finding. However this journey would once again kick our ass as the last leg was just too dangerous to traverse and just a bit above my skill level with sketchy looking cornices and avalanche concerns. Once again, shakes fist at sky. . . . #firelookout #hiddenlake #hiddenlakelookout #pnw #hiking #snowshoeing #cascadiaexplored #washingtonexplored #thatpnwlife #explorewashington #northerncascades #mountain #greatnorthcollective #wildernessculture #getoutside #mountainlife #girlswhohike #pnwdiscovered #pnwonderland #neverstopexploring
Went out for my first snowshoe trip of the year, only got 100 feet from the truck before I realized my snowshoe was broke. Luckily someone broke trail yesterday, didn't really need the snowshoes. This was the first fire lookout I hiked to, back in Aug/04. Mockingbird hill lookout. Thought it would make a good snowshoe trip. For a short hike, the views are great, like most fire lookouts! #hikealberta #explorealberta #firelookout #snowshoeing #mockingbirdhill #albertafoothills
Spent the last few days and Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon. As you may have seen for my story. We went for a hike to this awesome fire lookout that we found. This fire lookout is one of only three 4-A frame buildings know in the world. It is perched upon a massive Boulder probably over a hundred feet tall. The only way to access it is to climb numerous steps to the top where you have a commanding View of Kings Canyon and forests all around. Unfortunately it was close for the winter as they don't staff it year round. However the views were still spectacular and the hike was beautiful. It was about 10 miles round-trip with only slight elevation gain. Has anyone else been here?
“Tahquitz Peak Lookout at its elevation of 8,846 feet is the highest lookout in the San Bernardino National Forest. It is also the forest’s longest continuously operated station, serving some 77 years, and is the only lookout located inside a Wilderness area.” - US Forest Service. You can also see the Salton Sea from up here (body of water in the background). #tahquitzpeak #firelookout #sanbernardinonationalforest #hikingadventures #hiking #wanderlust #forestservice #usda #saltonsea #dogswhohike #gayjock #lgbt #instagay
A stunning view of Three Fingers Mountain and Lookout with Mt Baker on New Year morning in 2018 taking from Cessna 182 with Nikon D850 1/4000s f/5.6 at 200.0mm iso200. Three Fingers mountain locates east of Granite Falls and south of Darrington Washington. #whyifly #whataview #threefingers #mtbaker #whitehorsemountain #mountain #cascadiaexplored #explorewashington #earthpix #earth_portraits #ig_captures #aerialphoto #aerialphotography #mountainflying #flight #pilotsviews #naturephotography #landscape #pacificnorthwest #nwtravel #fatpnw #flightsabove #amazingview #firelookout #historicalplace #jawdroppingshots #longbachnguyen
#FastRepost from @ncascadesnps by @fastrepost_app ••• The National Park Service protects unique and significant doors, windows, entryways, and gates across the country. A look through the windows in North Cascades National Park Service Complex puts you on top of the world. NPS Photo #FindYourPark #npwest #firelookout #desolationlookout #kerouac #nationalparks #mountaintop #pnwwonderland
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This other lookout tower #firelookout #nature #forest #photography
Fiiiire loookouuuut toower #firelookout #photography #forest #nature
The old TJ at Signal Peak. There is a really cool fire lookout from back in the day #whataview
That cotton candy sky. 💕 Most definitely one of the better sunrises I’ve experienced. 📸 @brad_in_cascadia #throwbackthursday #nofilter #pnw #lookouttower #candysky #clouds #exploretocreate #sunrise #morningcoffee #adventureculture #firelookout #explore
Lookout! . from buildings.fortmissoulamuseum.org: Sliderock Lookout 1930 - Manufactured in Columbia Falls in 1930, pre-packaged lookouts, similar to this lookout, were shipped throughout a four-state region for assembly on a tower or bare ground. This lookout was dismantled at its site 40 miles southeast of Missoula, atop Sliderock Mountain, and moved to the Museum in 1983 with the assistance from the Friends of the Historical Museum and the Missoula Chapter of the Society of American Foresters. . . . . . . . #firelookout #historic #forestservice #museum #twighlight #missoula #gray #rain #winter #deciduousconifer #montanahistory #mthist
What's this? A mini-lookout on top of a lookout? Inconceivable!#warnermountainlookout #firelookout
#tbt ..a quick shot through the Maxi glass and it was raining hence the water droplets #roadtripping #labreatrinidad #firelookout #rainyday #droplets #glass #outdoors #greenery #justgoshoot
Old photo from hiking outside Denver #colorado #hiking #travelgram #latergram #hikecolorado #firelookout
When there’s not enough snow for skiing, you run up a cindercone, explore an old fire lookout, and watch the next storm roll in. 🌨 . . . #centraloregon #cascades #blackbutte #bendoregon #hiking #firelookout #backcountry #skiing
The National Park Service protects unique and significant doors, windows, entryways, and gates across the country. A look through the windows in North Cascades National Park Service Complex puts you on top of the world. NPS Photo #FindYourPark #npwest #firelookout #desolationlookout #kerouac #nationalparks #mountaintop #pnwwonderland
"i the poet, gary synder, stayed six weeks in fifty three, on this ridge & on this rock, & saw what every lookout sees, saw these mountains shift about, & end up on the ocean floor, saw the wind & waters break, the branched deer, the eagles eye, & when pray tell, shall lookouts die?" { the best things can't be told, but here's a glimpse•photos from fire season 2011•pinyon peak lookout•9945ft• } #riverofnoreturn #wilderness #idahome #viewsfromwork #lovemyjob #firelookout #payingattention #muledeer #earlyseasonscouting #velvet #wildlife #loveyoudeer #solitudewithoutloneliness
Ah, Missoula. It’s too bad the price of your beautiful trees is perpetually gray skies. . . from buildings.fortmissoulamuseum.org: Sliderock Lookout 1930 - Manufactured in Columbia Falls in 1930, pre-packaged lookouts, similar to this lookout, were shipped throughout a four-state region for assembly on a tower or bare ground. This lookout was dismantled at its site 40 miles southeast of Missoula, atop Sliderock Mountain, and moved to the Museum in 1983 with the assistance from the Friends of the Historical Museum and the Missoula Chapter of the Society of American Foresters. . . . . . #missoula #fortmissoula #firelookout #historic #weepingbirch #winter #snow #montana #forestservice
Morning walk up the Richmond Fire Lookout in thick fog. #fog #richmond #nelsonnz #firelookout
With a new year on the horizon.. There are many new chances to wake and bake to start your day off right. Thank you Colorado. @i.a.n.97
Limited visibility this am. #warnermountainlookout #firelookout
Gloucester Tree- I can’t believe they actually let people climb this tree. You don’t wear a harness or anything. You climb up the steel pegs that are sticking out of the tree. It’s 53metres high and at the top there is a Lookout. It’s an old fire observation tower. I didn’t have proper shoes on and I wouldn’t let my boys climb it, so Jet, Cruz and I just posed for photos lol! Nathan climbed the whole way. #ruivencampers #gloucestertree #gloucestertreeclimb #seewa #westernaustralia #crazy #treeclimb #traveloz #firelookout #ourbiglap
Pretty cool spot. You can rent this fire lookout for the night. @north.of.the.wall @festusblowtorch thanks for coming out. . #firelookout #squawmountainfirelookout #wintercamp #hiking #handinthrowup #starbucks
Possibly going to Bend area within the next week! Hope to get some shots. #photography #California #oregon #nature #beauty #photographer #sunlight #firelookout #adventure
Had another fabulous weekend at the fire lookout. The weather didn't cooperate as I would have liked but it didn't stop us from having fun. #firelookout #clearlake
"It's hard to beat these views, though the hike is a little tougher some days...it's still worth it." - Lorain ♢#humansofthepct ♢ • • • Upon hiking up to Tahquitz Peak in Idyllwild on our way to work on the #PCT Mountain Fire Closure we stopped to check out the Look Out Tower. • • • As someone whose worked as a wildland firefighter and on trail crews for years you have to appreciate the jobs look outs do • • • Sure it can be a little lonely but the views, the setting, the surroundings are hard to beat. We caught Donner and Lorain as they were switching out look out duties for the day. • • • It was fun to chat with them and get their takes on why they volunteer (yup this Lookout tower is a volunteer position) and hear some of their stories on their experiences up there. • • • They have to hike up and down each time they go up there and they've both have volunteered for some years. Both live on the eastern side of the mountains and both had actually never run into the other until that day during shift changes • • • You get the best views, take measurements for fire weather and get to interact with folks who hike up there. • • • Thank you for your service up there and #happytrails • • • Check it out if you ever want to #volunteer ! • • • #pcta #pctig #pctclassof2017 #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pacificcresttrail2017 #pctstory #trekthepct #optoutside #nature #photography #wanderlust #wander #travel #explore #smile #latergram #hiking #camping #trailcrew #traillife #tentlife #backpacking #idyllwild #firelookout
The one time we waited 3+ hours for that lovely #mtrainier to come out and play 🏔
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