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DSettahr 05-06-2010 04:24 PM

What's your favorite fire tower?
 
Self explanatory.

And a good first thread for the new subforum.

Neil 05-06-2010 04:26 PM

Wakely.

What list?

DSettahr 05-06-2010 04:27 PM

I was going to make a poll, but the maximum poll options is a measly 10. Not enough to list every tower. Can we increase that limit to at least 30? Preferably 40 or 50?

My favorite is St. Regis.

Neil 05-06-2010 04:29 PM

List of Towers

looncry 05-06-2010 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSettahr (Post 145769)
Self explanatory.

And a good first thread for the new subforum.

Lyon.firetower.When it used to have a round ''table-top'' map when you got in to the top of the tower.You could see all the peaks and names. Tower still there. map is gone. Looncry

Grey-Jay 05-06-2010 05:00 PM

Goodnow.

the view from this tower is perhaps for best for a complete view of the entire High Peaks mountain range. Wider view than Hurricane.

Taken this winter:

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4425/goodnowmt6558.jpg

PA Ridgerunner 05-06-2010 05:06 PM

Vanderwacker. Fond memories of driving the access road in a Honda Civic and having to back up about 300 yards for a logging truck. :eek:

yellowcanoe 05-06-2010 05:07 PM

More firetower pictures please. I freeze up halfway up them and never reach the top.

I know its irrational but my husband takes the camera up.

PA Ridgerunner 05-06-2010 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yellowcanoe (Post 145783)
More firetower pictures please. I freeze up halfway up them and never reach the top.

I know its irrational but my husband takes the camera up.

Here's one for you. The view was the same from the top. :rolleyes:

http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/24...600x600Q85.jpg

DSettahr 05-06-2010 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PA Ridgerunner (Post 145785)
Here's one for you. The view was the same from the top. :rolleyes:

Is that Pillsbury?

jan 05-06-2010 05:32 PM

I've been to all the towers on the ADK Fire Tower Challenge list and I'd have to say my favorite is always the one I'm in at the moment. If I had to pick I'd probably say St. Regis.

Dick 05-06-2010 06:02 PM

OK, I know this is off topic :rolleyes: but my least favorite hike on the fire tower challenge so far is Spruce Mt. (tower inaccessible).

Back on topic: most favorite so far is Mt. Adams WITH the tower. The tower is inaccessible at the moment, until DEC/Adkhighpeaks Foundation work on the tower. No views without it.

Dick

viewseeker 05-06-2010 06:19 PM

only been to 4 but working on that...so id say out of them bald being on the rock ledge overlooking the lakes..

sp_nyp 05-06-2010 06:56 PM

Fort Noble Mountain (although it is no longer there)

WinterWarlock 05-06-2010 07:38 PM

I've only been up two...Mt Arab a couple of times, which is nice, and Balsam Lake Mt in the Cats, which is also nice, but a thunderstorm was coming in while we were in the tower and we didn't linger long.

stripperguy 05-06-2010 07:47 PM

Mt. Adams for sure, intimately nestled among the giants...but I liked the climb better before it became a marked and maintained trail.

Justin 05-06-2010 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSettahr (Post 145787)
Is that Pillsbury?

That was my guess also.
...Looks like the same type of day when I was there...:rolleyes:

My favorite fire tower does not exists anymore...Pharaoh Mtn.
...Many fun memories of when my dad took me up there when I was little.
:D

Alpine1 05-06-2010 09:46 PM

Goodnow 12/26/08

Greeneyezz 05-06-2010 09:53 PM

I've only been to three so I don't have much of a reference.

Of the three... it would be Wakely.

mikesill 05-06-2010 10:32 PM

I remember Noble Mtn tower...was the first one I ever hiked to when I was 7 or 8 years old. It the had the coolest suspension bridge across the West Canada Creek...someone must have some old pictures of that tower + bridge ?


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