Saturday, March 5, 2011
Many more fire towers like this one atop Slide Mountain once existed, but sadly this is the last one remaining in this part of the state. It's not an easy climb to get to it, and the route is fully exposed to sun. The Slide Mtn tower was built in 1969, very near the Los Angeles / Ventura County line. While the Forest Service relied on staffing them with lookouts to watch for fires, they quit doing so decades ago. This one is still maintained by volunteers. Here's my video.
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