Fire Lookout – California’s Gold (4003)

Travel with Huell to Sequoia National Forest to visit historic Buck Rock Fire Lookout. Established in the early 1900s,Buck Rock Lookout was one of the first fire detection locations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The current lookout building, constructed in1923, is historically significant as a representation of the earliestlive-in towers in California.

Huell climbs 172 stairs to an elevation of 8,500 feet to interview thewoman who currently staffs the lookout through the fire season, and tolearn what it’s like to live perched on the edge of a cliff! We’ll alsovisit with a woman who staffed the lookout for many years in the ’40s.

For those interested in helping to preserve and restore historic Firelookouts you can contact the Buck Rock Foundation at 559-336-9319

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