I’m not a big fan of the snow, but the weather was great for a mountain adventure 🏔. Stayed the night in the Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout and the visibility was amazing. Wow.
When you’re too distracted by the nighttime views to wonder if staying in a fire watch tower counts as camping.
Saturday morning personal reflection hike. Pretty easy 4-mile hike with a cool fire tower destination. Also, it’s a peak that I can frequently see from Denver (when the smoke clears) and I’ve always been curious about it. Now I’ve been to the top! #rockies #pedalsteel #colorado #hiking #squawmountainfirelookout
With so many wildfires in Colorado we took to the high ground so we could see them coming!
The Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout sits over 11k feet in elevation and has an incredible 360 degree view...simply amazing place. It can be rented through the Forest Service but credit goes out to the Forest Fire Lookout Association who lovingly restored the tower and activly works to keep up with maintenance. To learn more about the association visit http://firelookout.org.
#firelookout #squawmountainfirelookout @kwdesignsphotography #wildfire
We spotted no fires, but manned the fire tower regardless. #squawmountainfirelookout
was amazing, and the evening blanketed the surrounding mountains with nearly a foot of fresh #snow
. Glad we hiked the #snowshoe
s up, cuz they were essential on the way down.
The reward of spending the night on top of a mountain, unless you consider frozen toes a reward #idont #squaaaaaaaaw
Ever want to spend the night at -1.5F, with wind chill of -25F, and sustained 20mph winds? What if it had panoramic views of the entire front range and its largest peaks ,and the room was a hair above freezing? If you do, it might look something like this. Unfortunately, I cant tell you how it feels, but I can tell you #peefreezesinstantly #andyouhavetoincinerateyourpoop #squaaaaaaaaw