Fire Lookouts in United States

Post general questions and discuss issues related to climbing.
User Avatar

Posts: 445
Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2002 3:50 pm
Thanked: 34 times in 23 posts

Fire Lookouts in United States

by Norman » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:20 pm

Didn't know there were still some Lookouts maned ... ... ket-newtab

The following user would like to thank Norman for this post
Bill Reed, Woodswalker

User Avatar
Puma concolor

Posts: 216
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:49 pm
Thanked: 1066 times in 624 posts

Re: Fire Lookouts in United States

by Puma concolor » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:48 am

Although it has been many years since New York State fire towers were manned, the “Fire Tower Challenge” has grown into quite a popular objective among the NYS hiker subset.

In a nutshell, there are 25 restored fire towers (originally 23) in the Adirondacks and 5 in the Catskills. Fire Tower Challenge aspirants must hike to the summits of 18 in the ‘Dacks and all 5 in the Catsills to meet club requirements and receive a patch.

It’s a cool list. No major heavy lifting. Have done all 30. Takes you all over the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. Lots of fun.

More here ...

User Avatar

Posts: 90
Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:29 pm
Thanked: 486 times in 333 posts

Re: Fire Lookouts in United States

by Woodswalker » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:21 am

I remember seeing want adds for employment as a watchman in fire towers in Pennsylvania in the 1970's. I don't know what has become of them. Scramblingbadger has a little note about one in the Black Hills. ... wer/873343

User Avatar
Forum Moderator
Posts: 8441
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:03 pm
Thanked: 1177 times in 624 posts

Re: Fire Lookouts in United States

by Scott » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:58 pm

The one at Zenobia Peak in Colorado is still manned.

no avatar

Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:54 am
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Re: Fire Lookouts in United States

by K.W.Lanning » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:44 am

Tons of lookouts in Wa. excellent article.thanks for sharing!

Return to General


  • Related topics
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests