I encounter a lot of old fire towers in my ramblings around southern peaks. I wish that more of them were kept in good shape. It seems to me that they could fix some of them so that they could rent them out as lodging as is done in some western states.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe