Crane Flats Look Out 
The Look Out Tower above Crane Flats.  It is next to a Helitac base, where the firefighters deploy from by helicopter to fight fires in the Yosemite area
The Look Out Tower above Crane Flats. It is next to a Helitac base, where the firefighters deploy from by helicopter to fight fires in the Yosemite area

The firefinder.  Obviously, no longer in regular use
The firefinder. Obviously, no longer in regular use

Stove that the tower watches used to use.
Stove that the tower watches used to use.

Guest log.  Yep, I signed it!
Guest log. Yep, I signed it!

Interesting pictures from many years ago
Interesting pictures from many years ago

Distant view of Mt. Hoffmann, where I was on top, just a couple days ago.
Distant view of Mt. Hoffmann, where I was on top, just a couple days ago.

Helicopter standing by for duty. It was a contract helo, operated by Kachina for the National Parks Service.  I had a nice chat with the crew.
Helicopter standing by for duty. It was a contract helo, operated by Kachina for the National Parks Service. I had a nice chat with the crew.

Good place to check your GPS.  the spot in the circle on the right is where the helo parks, and the surveyed position is right there in big numbers on the pad. Yes, my GPS was very close.
Good place to check your GPS. the spot in the circle on the right is where the helo parks, and the surveyed position is right there in big numbers on the pad. Yes, my GPS was very close.

Pretty flowers along the trail up to the tower.
Pretty flowers along the trail up to the tower.

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