Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | April 21, 2015

High Point Lookout: “Fire on the Mountain”

Thanks to all the volunteers that staff our two Palomar lookouts!

From: Curt Waite  Sent: Monday, April 20, 2015

On Sunday the Forest Fire Lookout Association volunteers began staffing Boucher Hill and High Point Lookouts for the fire season. Just in time, as High Point reported a smoke on the East Grade that turned out to be a vegetation fire near Dyche Valley.  Palomar Volunteers, US Forest Service and Cal Fire initiated a full wildland response including air tankers and helicopters. The fire was quickly contained, but this should be a reminder to all of us on the mountain that we are facing another early and potentially active fire season. Stop by Boucher, visit the tower, and let the volunteers know how much you appreciate their eyes on the forest.


  1. Palomar Mountain is one of my favorite respites . . . much love and kudos to those who spotted the smoke, and the teams that contained it! Heroes all!!!

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