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Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 07-23-2022, 05:01 AM
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Views: 1,015
Posted By hikingandwildex
Added to the 70+ standing firetowers map. I was...

Added to the 70+ standing firetowers map. I was able to determine its general location from the video on this page: https://mountainlake.org/makomis-fire-tower/
Forum: Other Places 06-14-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By hikingandwildex
A more detailed analysis and maps were recently...

A more detailed analysis and maps were recently posted on the 14ers forum:
https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=61570&sid=a13ef728e1987b128d206722cd5824b1



I stopped at Mount...
Forum: Other Places 06-07-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By hikingandwildex
New Pennsylvania state highpoint?

Thought this was interesting...

Recent LiDAR findings show that Pennsylvania's highpoint isn't Mount Davis but a rocky area ~0.9 miles northeast of there (on the other side of Mount Davis Road...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 05-15-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
Finally got a chance to visit the fire tower...

Finally got a chance to visit the fire tower remains on Science Hill (near the NY/PA boundary) and the dilapidated Pine Creek Fire Tower (near the ASP/Seneca Reservation boundary) yesterday morning....
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-11-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
It's an idea for sure. Who knows when the next...

It's an idea for sure. Who knows when the next fire tower will be auctioned, though. Right now there aren't any listed on that govdeals site.
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-11-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
Even when you factor in taxes, fees,...

Even when you factor in taxes, fees, transportation, and restoration costs, the total cost shouldn't be too unreasonable. For now at least.

Local/regional governments, conservancies, and hiking...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-11-2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
I was able to find more information on fire tower...

I was able to find more information on fire tower sales.

The tower that was put up at the Catskills Visitor Center was purchased for $1,000...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-08-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
One last post before I go to bed... Looks...

One last post before I go to bed...

Looks like mother nature gave Whiteface a punch to the face 70 years ago...

https://i.imgur.com/k5kN9Qg.png
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-08-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
July 25-26, 2009 was a wild weekend of tornadic...

July 25-26, 2009 was a wild weekend of tornadic activity in Western New York. Two twisters in Allegany SP on the 25th. This tornado (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=382WxJkamHk) north of Darien Lake...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-08-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
It was! ...

It was!
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Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-08-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
That sounds a lot like a few sections of the FLT...

That sounds a lot like a few sections of the FLT where I was surprised to not find any ticks on me afterwards. There's a section near Almond Dam that sounds a lot like what you are describing. I will...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-08-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
Those types of encounters -- or worse -- keep me...

Those types of encounters -- or worse -- keep me on public land for the most part. I'll only venture onto private and posted land if it's just a short ways from a public space and not anywhere near...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-08-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
Sounds like you had some memorable adventures! ...

Sounds like you had some memorable adventures!

On this side of the state, the best natural features are the rock cities, gorges, waterfalls, and lakes. The hills and high plateaus (I won't even...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-08-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
Next weekend I may do some firetower-related...

Next weekend I may do some firetower-related exploration in the southwestern part of the state...

- Ellicottville fire tower while the school is not in session
- Lindell Lookout with a better GPS...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-08-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
I read that page about the Salamanca fire tower...

I read that page about the Salamanca fire tower after I visited Lindell Lookout earlier this year and wondered the same thing. I'm guessing that's the one they're referring to since they mention it...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-08-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
That could work. This PDF shows an outline of the...

That could work. This PDF shows an outline of the Nature Conservancy's property and the Caltopo map below that shows Rob's Trail a little better.
...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-08-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
Does anyone know the latest on this fire tower...

Does anyone know the latest on this fire tower restoration in Westchester County? This is the latest news I could find online - from 2019:
...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-07-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
What makes Bare Hill an optimal site for a...

What makes Bare Hill an optimal site for a lookout tower is that many of the nearest trees are smaller and further downslope. A tower could be erected there without any clearing needed. Here are some...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-07-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
True, it's all speculation until you actually get...

True, it's all speculation until you actually get to see for yourself what you can see from 35 feet up, 47 feet up, 60 feet up, etc.

While we're on the subject of views, it would be nice if there...
Forum: Adirondack Firetowers 04-07-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By hikingandwildex
How about the open grassy space at the northern...

How about the open grassy space at the northern end of Ontario County Park? Canandaigua Lake is east of there, so you could potentially get some really nice sunrise views over the lake. That's also...
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