I am celebrating Summer 2017 by spending the night in a fire tower.
Why? Because it’s there. It sounds cool. A cool adventure indeed.
This fire tower is located at Seneca State Forest in West Virginia. It is patterned after a western style fire tower. It was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 to provide better coverage of the Greenbrier River Valley. It stands at 53 feet with 69 steps to get to the 14′ X 14′ living quarters. This is at 3445 feet above sea level, one of the highest standing towers in West Virginia.
There is no bathroom or electricity on the tower. There is a toilet and fire ring at the bottom of the tower, on the ground. I guess I will make sure I will have taken care of *everything* when I climb up for the night!
Stay tuned for the night in the clouds report!