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OroraTech, a startup formed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is preparing to launch a fleet of small satellites. They will use infrared cameras to detect temperature anomalies at high temporal and spatial resolutions. With the data, the young entrepreneurs want to localize forest fires quickly and track their spread in real time.
Part of the National Registry of Historic Places, the Three Finger Fire Lookout in the Mount Baker-Snowqualmie National Forest is one of the oldest and longest-enduring observation posts in the Forest. Its lofty perch is also one of the most improbable locations for a man-made structure; literally on the summit of a rocky pinnacle where it is held in place by bolts that are drilled directly into the rock.
California wildfires destroy one million acres, historical monuments, and important fire lookouts while other lookouts are being wrapped in fire-retardant for protection.
Enumclaw Courier Herald
The following is a press release from King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn:. King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, along with King County Parks Department staff and members of the Mt. Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association on Saturday celebrated the completion of the new lookout tower atop Mt. Peak with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Colorado's newest fire lookout brings fresh eyes to a one-of-a-kind job: 'It’ll never be this peaceful again'
You’d think it would feel lonely on top of the world. Or that it might feel scary to wake up in the middle of the night in the middle of a dark forest. It must be weird being alone in that tower high above most mountains and far away from everyone you know. Tiring, maybe, to walk up and down those 143 steps over and over.
This has been the summer of visiting fire lookouts for us (three so far by September.) Mount Burke gave us the opportunity to visit the historic Cameron Fire Lookout in Southern Kananaskis, decommissioned in 1953 when the Raspberry Ridge lookout was built instead. Stats for the Hike. Distance: 11 km...
My memories of my great-aunt Nelly center primarily around the years my family lived in Campbell, California. Born in 1889, Aunt Nelly was an older sister to my maternal grandmother. Nelly was the ninth of 13 children, born to Swedish immigrant parents who homesteaded in the cold of North Dakota. My childhood memories of Aunt Nelly include her wispy, blue-rinsed hair, the sweet floral fragrance of her violet toilet water, her elegant turquoise silk kimono, and that she would only use half and half in her morning cup of coffee because she was “watching her girlish figure.”
Ashley Farinacci-Silfies, 27, is the fire lookout at the Devil’s Head Fire Lookout Tower outside of Sedalia, Colo., in the Pike National Forest. The lookout stands at 9,748 feet in elevation and is the last of four original Front Range fire lookout towers still in operation. Farinacci-Silfies just finished up her second season after taking over the duty from Bill Ellis, who finished his 35th season and retired at the age of 87. (Chancey Bush/ The Gazette)
Red Bluff Daily News
My memories of my great-aunt Nelly center primarily around the years my family lived in Campbell. Born in 1889, Aunt Nelly was an older sister to my maternal grandmother. Nelly was the ninth of thirteen children, born to Swedish immigrant parents who homesteaded in the cold of North Dakota. My childhood memories of Aunt Nelly include her wispy, blue-rinsed hair, the sweet floral fragrance of her violet toilet water, her elegant turquoise silk kimono, and that she would only use half and half in her morning cup of coffee because she was “watching her girlish figure.”
Valley Press-Mineral Independent
National park visitation smashed records this summer. Campgrounds filled to the brim. Hiking trails started to feel like Manhattan sidewalks with a slightly greater risk of encountering a wild animal. It’s a good time to get above the fray in a fire-tower lookout. The staggering structures, built to spot wildfires,...
Great trail and mostly free of bugs if you start before the day light hits. I started this hike around 5AM and was amazed by the fall colors combined with the sunrise. A bit long but a steady incline makes this hike very very doable. Do not stop at the fire lookout when you reach the top. Find your way to the actual summit where there is a case with the Summit Diary and ropes to climb the rock for the actual peak.
Did you know you can often find many cool places to explore close to home? We had an awesome time camping at Up Up Fire Lookout in Montana! We stayed in this 40-foot wooden tower for one night with our 3 kids. Up Up Lookout is located about 2 hours from our house in the Bitterroot Mountains of western Montana, just across the Idaho border. Here are the highlights of our adventurous campout!
San Francisco Chronicle
After more than two-thirds of Lassen Volcanic National Park burned this summer, the park is reopening to visitors on Monday, at least partially. Those wanting to walk up volcanoes or enjoy quiet alpine lakes will be able to travel 8 miles from the park’s southwest entrance to Lassen Peak, on Highway 89, or 1 mile into the park from the northwest entrance to Loomis Plaza, on Highway 89.
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