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Hey, all! Just a quick note from my shift on July 5-6. – When I arrived early July 5, the gate was closed but not locked. I checked in with Brendan and confirmed that he wanted it to remain locked … Read More

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Lookouts 1 and 23 in tower on 28 and 29 June 2022 Morning roundup at 9:37 am each day. Radios working best on Tone 8 (channel 9 on Kenwoods) No smoke reports Clear conditions other than marine layer over bay … Read More

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June 24 and June 25 At 14:00 hours, a group of amateur radio operators came up and set up two large antennas near the lookout. They are a group of ham operators that have been coming up to Chews Ridge … Read More

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Lois Van Buren – #45 for June 26 Dennis King #24 and #45 for June 27 June 26, Sunday 78 degrees at 8am rising to 84 in the afternoon. Breeze made it pleasantly bearable. Clear Skies but for typical marine … Read More

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David Dreyer (#59) on 6/22/2021 In tower at 0800. 0935 in service via radio Visitors total for the day = 3 1415 Patrol 18 Steven Dean came by to look at the Carmel fire sight. Steve also said that southern … Read More

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(6/21/2022) by lookout-59 David Dreyer (#59) on 6/21/2021. Captain Quinton with firefighters Frank and Angel with the Chumash Fire Dept. on Fire Engine E-801came by at 0942. I gave Captain Quinton a tour of the tower. They said that they … Read More

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Robin Dickson (#28) on 6/20/22. Pretty much back to normal after last week’s incident, although I had a lunchtime visit from the Chumash FD who are still in the area monitoring the scene of the fire. The plate and padlocks … 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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6/13/2022 Lookouts 10 and 11 What started out as a beautiful and somewhat uneventful morning, turned into an exciting afternoon. About 14:36 we received radio communication from LPNF asking if we could see smoke to the north of the tower. … Read More

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Shift report for June 9, 2022. Outlooks 31 and 26 {Betsy and Ron} *In the morning, the Forest Road gate was dummy locked and when we arrived at the Outlook there were two unoccupied Forest Service Law Enforcement and one … Read More