Arrived this morning to find Roofers, Painters, and Carpenters all working away. Very nice to see.
Soon the outside will be buttoned up, and the party will move inside for the rainy season.
While we’ve been sweltering here in Virginia, daughter Emily sends this, her view this evening.
She works for the Forest Service between Bend and Eugene, Oregon. On her days off, she now has a part time gig as relief staff for the Carpenter Mountain Fire Lookout Tower.
The view is amazing. Click on the link to see it full screen.
To get the full effect, here’s a Youtube link to some drone footage that really gives a sense of place and scale.
The full time ranger is up there 10 days on and 4 days off, April through October. It takes a crew of rangers to backpack enough water to last him 6 weeks.
I’m so jealous.