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.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."