Fire lookout towers are waning in California. But a critical one remains active, watching over the coastal mountains above Cazadero.
Across California, mountaintop fire lookouts are increasingly rare. Spotters can’t penetrate the smog in the southland, and elsewhere, ubiquitous cell phones have diminished the need for them. But in the remote coastal highlands above and east of Jenner, the Pole Mountain Lookout remains active and essential. On today’s North Bay Report, reporter Ryan Miller takes us there.
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