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Out past the Winter Corner runs.  That ended up being our destination
when we (I) decided it was too stormy to proceed.

Paul T.



On Wed, 7 Oct 2009 07:53:52 -0400, RogK wrote:

>Where is Sunset peak in relation to the area I skied when I was out there
>with Paul?  Same general area or something completely different?
>
>On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 11:26 PM, Jim Crowley <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
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>> Jimski asked:
>>
>> >What mountain is this and why is there a lookout on it?  Fire control
>> monitoring?
>>
>> It's called Sunset Peak. It's one of several lookouts in the Boise
>> National Forest that are used to spot forest fires.
>>
>> I'm not sure why they still man lookouts when it might be cheaper and
>> more efficient to fly a plane over the forest once a day to look for
>> fires. I thought lookouts went out with the 1960's, but I guess not.
>>
>> It would be cool if the lookout was open to skiers in the winter
>> because there's great skiing nearby. There's a wood stove to heat it,
>> and of course the views are superb.
>>
>> Sheffy has been there with me. I tried to take Paul T. there, but the
>> weather didn't cooperate.
>>
>> Jim
>>
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