1st Lookout:44-Shaw, Mike(V)
In Service: 0749 – 1557 :Out of Service
Smokes, Lightning & Incidents:At 1450 I spotted a small smoke at 215 degrees/2.5 miles in the upper Mendenhall Valley area. It stayed small and localized and disappeared after 15 minutes so I didn’t report it.
Weather:Temps in the mid-40’s, 70% humidity and 15 MPH NW winds early that lessened as the day progressed. A band of clouds that reached over 6000′ persisted to the south and west. Those clouds reached High Point from the NW by the end of the day.
Communications: VOIP/internet checked OK. Good LBR with Boucher.
Heard the “High Point bang” at the SE corner at 0846 and 1520.
Number of Visitors: 2 hikers for 1060 on the year.
Additional Information:I’ve attached a picture of the fire tower I’m building in my yard in Scripps Ranch. I’m hoping to get FFLA certification so I can cut my commute next season.
Shanes note: Nice tower Mike, we’ll get you on the schedule for next season