Last weekend I was feeling mopey, and sick, and being sick of being mopey I accepted my friend's offer to do a quick day trip to Frazier Park, north of Los Angeles.
Because there was only the two of us and Lucy the wonder dog, we took his Jeep which has a solid top and doors and power windows. it may not have the charm of Rough Rider, the official Bundu Trek Jeep, but it sure is more quiet and comfortable!
Let me just say I was sick that day and got even sicker the next day. If the end of the world as we know it ever occurs yours truly will be one of the first to go from some usually benign flu bug.
We first headed for the abandoned fire lookout station near Frazier Park. We had visited this site sometime in the past when it was in much better shape. I don't remember the commo array being located there and the tower was fit for walking on the extended outside platform back then but no longer.
We went up anyway.
|For comparison, this is a lookout tower on Butler peak near Fawnskin-Big Bear California. Still in use. Quite a view from there!|
|A survey marker at the foot of the tower.|
|What remains of the inside of the structure|
|Looking out as the Forest Service watchers did so many years ago. I remember a Wonderful World of Disney show when I was a kid about life in such a tower, although more remote. It has always stuck with me.|
|Looking back towards my valley.|
|Eating is always an important part of our expeditions!|
|Starting down a rather steep trail to the bottom of the mountain|
|This area had burned sometime not too long ago|
|A well running stream was flowing through this area near the Miller Jeep trail. A surprise considering the extended drought and time of year|
|Wide open spaces....|