Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | May 7, 2021

The Lookouts are Open!

Inside Boucher Lookout by Ernie Cowan

Would you like to take off on a little adventure to see the best view in the county? Pack a picnic and visit Palomar Mountain State Park. So many miles of trails to explore! One of the highlights is visiting Boucher Fire Lookout with the spectacular views across the San Diego County. It is extra special when staffed by volunteers up there looking for smokes. At this time visitors aren’t able to go up volunteers might be available to answer a couple questions from the catwalk, while watching for smokes. Staffed daily from May 1st to December 1st.

One of the many hats Ernie Cowan wears is that of a photographer. Thanks Ernie for these great shots! The Milky Way is amazing!

From: Ernie Cowan

Beginning the first of the month, Boucher Hill and High Point Fire Lookouts are now manned by volunteers with the Forest Fire Lookout Association.

This will be the third season working the towers for Kati and me. We love it. Gives us time in the outdoors, but also is a great public service.

FFLA works with the U.S. Forest Service and the trained volunteers are the eyes in the sky looking for the first smoke and calling that information into dispatch so fire crews can quickly respond.

You can follow lookout activity on the Forest Fire Lookout Association – San Diego/Riverside Chapter Facebook Page.

Ernie Cowan

The Milky Way from High Point Lookout by Ernie Cowan
Smoke in Vista from Boucher Lookout by Ernie Cowan


Responses

  1. “At this time visitors aren’t able to go up”

    Oh poo!

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  2. Thanks for the shoutout for our great state park!

    On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 8:30 PM Palomar Mountain News wrote:

    > Bonnie Phelps posted: ” Inside Boucher Lookout by Ernie Cowan Would you > like to take off on a little adventure to see the best view in the county? > Pack a picnic and visit Palomar Mountain State Park. So many miles of > trails to explore! One of the highlights is visiting Bou” >

  3. Thanks Bonnie…I’ll be at Boucher tomorrow. (Friday)

    Ernie

    On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 8:30 PM Palomar Mountain News wrote:

    > Bonnie Phelps posted: ” Inside Boucher Lookout by Ernie Cowan Would you > like to take off on a little adventure to see the best view in the county? > Pack a picnic and visit Palomar Mountain State Park. So many miles of > trails to explore! One of the highlights is visiting Bou” >


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