Piney Tahquitz Fire Lookout

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Tahquitz Peak Lookout has served as a wildfire lookout for over 70 years, longer than any other active lookout in California. Since its construction the structure became part of the San Jacinto Wilderness, prohibiting all motorized or mechanical vehicles or equipment. The lookout is staffed by volunteers who must hike 4.5 miles (7.2 km) while climbing 2250 feet (686 m) in the process. The lookout is open to the public when staffed and people frequently hike here all year long.

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Photo taken in Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, 51-500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tahquitz Peak Lookout

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  • Uploaded on August 8, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by D☼≈≈YmAc
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
    • Taken on 2011/08/05 11:12:03
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 60.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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