Part way up the trail
End of the trail, beginning of the monster stairs!
The fire tower
The fire finder: this awesome contraption is outfitted with a map, 2 sights, and a line...if you spot smoke, you line up the plume with the sights and a prominent geological feature, and it will correspond to an approximate location on the map...pretty sweet!
This guy has been a smoke watcher in this tower for 28 years!
The view from the top