Friday, January 9, 2009

The View From the Top- Skywatch Friday

While horse camping last October at Mille Lac Kathio State Park, we hiked to the park's fire tower. I wanted to climb this tower for two reasons; test my legs/lungs and to help conquer one of my fears. Fear of falling.

The steel fire tower is 100 feet tall, about 133 or so wooden steps to climb. It's not for the fainthearted. I have a great fear of falling, but I was determined to climb to the top. It was so windy at the top!! It was a blast!

The Fire Tower

The "Warning" !

Look at that sky!

The view from the top!

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  1. Gorgeous pictures (not of snow either!) Thanks for commenting on my post. I read back about your surgery. Being a physical therapist I cannot resist reading about orthopaedic surgery. Hope this one was a success!!!

  2. that is an amazing tower and the view. Gorgeous!

  3. What fun!!!! Last summer I stayed at a fire lookout tower. It was great. No fires but a beautiful view. Lots of mountains and you could see all the way to the ocean. MB

  4. Congratulations on making it to the top. Your photos are beautiful!

  5. nice view and photo from the fire tower. You're braver than I am to climb that thing.
    Your horse is beautiful. I ride a 14 hand Arab, and I agree, it's heart that matters, not size.

  6. You are one brave woman indeed! That view was completely worth the climb though...amazing!

  7. your pics are wonderful, but then I noticed you have a weather widget on the right with our depressing forecast and I wish it was sunny and pleasant like your pics....

  8. What a wonderful time for the climb! All the trees decked out in their fall finery! Thanks for sharing!


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