We did not know this but a tornado had come through this area since the last time we were here. The destruction was incredible. We chatted with a Forest Ranger that told us the story of how they got Bill (the Fire watcher in the Tower) out of there in case another one hit. It was very interesting.
Bill got out ok and and soon he was back at work. Bill Ellis has manned this fire tower for over 30 years. Amazing fellow!
|Lynn coming up the stairs|
|Lynn and Steve making their way to the tower|
|Lynn with Bill|
|Bill had a card ready for me!|
|Lynn pauses for effect (photo by WG0AT)|
|Lynn taking with the Fire Tower in the background (photo by WG0AT)|
|Steve's KX2 SN 006|
|Lynn working 20 meter SSB (phot by WG0AT)|
|Our view of the Fire Tower|
|The Fire Tower|
|Steve taking a drink while Lynn runs the pileup|