It’s a secret.
Six months; that’s the lead time for reserving a forest service lookout around here. For July that means you need to be thinking about sandal hiking right as ski season is fully firing, and with most lookouts only open during the non-snow season (July-September), there is not time to mess around. Fortunately I thought to ask M the question early enough, so we had suitable accommodations.
We’ve done quite a few cabin trips now. They’re always pleasant, but plans for hiking or skiing in the area always end up watered down in favor of reading, hanging around, cooking, eating, and just looking. Given their original purpose, fire lookout towers are perfect for this.
There was a lot to look at, especially at dawn and dusk, and a lot of time to look, as with such unimpeded access to all horizons we had readable light between 0530 and 2315.
Happy birthday M.