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Old 05-06-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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Arrow What's your favorite fire tower?

Self explanatory.

And a good first thread for the new subforum.

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Old 05-06-2010, 03:26 PM   #2
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Wakely.

What list?
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:27 PM   #3
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I was going to make a poll, but the maximum poll options is a measly 10. Not enough to list every tower. Can we increase that limit to at least 30? Preferably 40 or 50?

My favorite is St. Regis.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:29 PM   #4
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:56 PM   #5
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Self explanatory.

And a good first thread for the new subforum.
Lyon.firetower.When it used to have a round ''table-top'' map when you got in to the top of the tower.You could see all the peaks and names. Tower still there. map is gone. Looncry
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:00 PM   #6
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Goodnow.

the view from this tower is perhaps for best for a complete view of the entire High Peaks mountain range. Wider view than Hurricane.

Taken this winter:

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4425/goodnowmt6558.jpg
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:06 PM   #7
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Vanderwacker. Fond memories of driving the access road in a Honda Civic and having to back up about 300 yards for a logging truck.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:07 PM   #8
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More firetower pictures please. I freeze up halfway up them and never reach the top.

I know its irrational but my husband takes the camera up.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:12 PM   #9
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More firetower pictures please. I freeze up halfway up them and never reach the top.

I know its irrational but my husband takes the camera up.
Here's one for you. The view was the same from the top.

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Here's one for you. The view was the same from the top.
Is that Pillsbury?
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:32 PM   #11
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I've been to all the towers on the ADK Fire Tower Challenge list and I'd have to say my favorite is always the one I'm in at the moment. If I had to pick I'd probably say St. Regis.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:02 PM   #12
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OK, I know this is off topic but my least favorite hike on the fire tower challenge so far is Spruce Mt. (tower inaccessible).

Back on topic: most favorite so far is Mt. Adams WITH the tower. The tower is inaccessible at the moment, until DEC/Adkhighpeaks Foundation work on the tower. No views without it.

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Old 05-06-2010, 05:19 PM   #13
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only been to 4 but working on that...so id say out of them bald being on the rock ledge overlooking the lakes..
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:56 PM   #14
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Fort Noble Mountain (although it is no longer there)
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:38 PM   #15
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I've only been up two...Mt Arab a couple of times, which is nice, and Balsam Lake Mt in the Cats, which is also nice, but a thunderstorm was coming in while we were in the tower and we didn't linger long.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:47 PM   #16
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Mt. Adams for sure, intimately nestled among the giants...but I liked the climb better before it became a marked and maintained trail.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:36 PM   #17
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Is that Pillsbury?
That was my guess also.
...Looks like the same type of day when I was there...

My favorite fire tower does not exists anymore...Pharaoh Mtn.
...Many fun memories of when my dad took me up there when I was little.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:46 PM   #18
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Goodnow 12/26/08
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I've only been to three so I don't have much of a reference.

Of the three... it would be Wakely.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:32 PM   #20
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I remember Noble Mtn tower...was the first one I ever hiked to when I was 7 or 8 years old. It the had the coolest suspension bridge across the West Canada Creek...someone must have some old pictures of that tower + bridge ?
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