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Cloud dragon guarding Yosemite Valley. For more vistas from fire lookouts and scenic overlooks, see LookoutVistas.

For a rotating panorama of the entire view from Martis Lookout, see Lookout Vistas & scroll down.

<For the love of the forest, he gave the ultimate sacrifice, September 11, 1987.

Sit and rest awhile Listen to the pines whisper in the light wind Gaze at the trees and look upward… Where clouds pass by and day turns to night Where memories are everlasting

The above is from a memorial epitaph at the Rim of the World overlook, to U.S. Forest Service crew chief David Erickson, who lost his life while fighting the Stanislaus complex fire. The scars of this 145,980 acre fire and 3 others are visible from this point. There is also a memorial to a California Division of Forestry helitack crew member who lost her life fighting the Tuolomne Fire over the ridge from this location. To see these beautiful monuments, go to Lookout Vistas .


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