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Smoke report—sort of. At 3:48 p.m. on Thursday while doing a routine check, I noticed something out of sync south of Junipero Serra Peak. There was a light gray “cloud” just above the eastern ridge of the mountain. It stood … Read More

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Sept. 28-29 (Wed.-Thur.): Very pleasant both days. High on Wednesday was 81. High on Thursday was 71. Light winds. There were a few scatter cirrus clouds. Wednesday was still a bit hazy and smoky to the northeast in the direction … Read More

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Shift Report for Aug. 10-11 – Lookout 60 Very pleasant weather. Never higher than 79. No colder at night than the low 60’s. Two PG&E employees were at the tower on Thursday scouting locations for two weather stations on Chews … Read More

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July 28-29 (Look-outs 45 & 60) Generally quiet shifts. Weather is warm (mid-80’s) and stays warm at night. Heavy winds began Thursday afternoon and continued until mid-day on Friday. A family of three hiked to the tower on Friday. The … Read More

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Saturday and Sunday (July 16-17) were very quiet. The only visitor was Steve Gabel, the new caretaker at MIRA. Although I heard several very clear transmissions using Forest Net Tone 10, LPCC asked me to use Tone 8 when I … Read More

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Beautiful day on Thursday, June 16. Lots of wildflowers and hummingbirds around the tower. Lots of fire crew activity as well as the firefighters continued to check that the fire between White Oaks campground and the tower was out. Twenty … Read More

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Shift Report for 5/12-13/22 By day three of the new season, the lookout was warming up. Compared to the near freezing temperatures and winds Lookouts 22 and 23 faced, the low was 48 degrees and the high was 60. There … Read More