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Robin Dickson #28 – 9/27/22 Not much to report today except a major controlled burn near Paicines (Hollister area). Lots of radio traffic at the start of the burn which gave off very visible smoke most of the day, drifting … Read More

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Nancy Baker #2 and Mike Smelser #36 Monday September 26th Mostly quiet day with little wind and high temps in the low 80s. Comms good on FN Tone 10, but admin net was having issues and little radio traffic (on … Read More

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9/25 Beautiful day, a little hazy, with a slight breeze. I neglected to fill this out yesterday! Carolyn H Lookout #35 and I split the day overlapping from 12-2. Mira had a star gazing party the night before with an … Read More

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9/21/20 Road up in good shape. Recent rains made for no dust on the road. Gate locked, tower secure. No leaks in the tower from the recent rains. Daily temps were 50-55 degrees. No more flies. The forest was cloudy … Read More

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On my drive to the tower there were lots of cars along the road once I hit the forest boundary, while I was opening the gate I heard gun shots that sounded like .22 rifles so I assume they were … Read More

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9/8/22 A windy day at the Lookout– which kept it cool. No smoke spotted. No gunshots heard. In the morning we got a phone call from Dave Johnson, Forest Service in Carpinteria, to let us know he was coming later … Read More

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9/7/22 logged on with morning line up at 0940. Sky was clear but a haze hung over the valleys and canyons. No smokes. Temps very warm up to 94 with very little wind until late afternoon. Brought up supplies of … Read More

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Sept 5 & 6 – Lookout 45, Lois Van Buren No visitors. No smoke, but busy radio traffic about elsewhere. 98 degrees. Relief breeze that became a constant wind. Mr. and Mrs. Western Bluebird neighbors are cute as buttons. Night … Read More

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Friday 9/1/22 Lookout 59 Morning lineup at 0937. 90-degree day, marine layer over the coast. No visitors, no hunters, no rattle snake sightings, no smoke sightings. Out of service at 1800

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8/29/22 Road up was uneventful. Gate locked and tower secure. Went into service with the morning lineup on tone 10. Fog down low, windy and hazy. Temps were around 72-78 degrees. Replaced several floor tiles. Martha cleaned the floor in … Read More