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Lots of you have been asking what you can do to help. This year's resolution is to affect change on The Angeles and take back OUR forest. I will have an online petition circulating soon. Thanks everybody.

I originally wanted to blog about my adventures in the San Gabriel Mountains. I have some good stories, like the time I took a donkey to Ralph's Supermarket. But then the Station Fire started. I realized that there is much that needs to be brought to the attention of the mountain going public. Most folks are kept in the dark about how the Angeles National Forest operates. I will raise issues that are important to me, which are hopefully important to all citizens, but if you have any suggestions for discussion here, I am willing.

Here's the big agenda: Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron. I've made a few smart remarks and cryptic comments about her. But now, with the backing of some knowledgeable and trusted friends, it is time for a concerted effort to have her removed from her post. Stay tuned for details. And if you have any information you would like to contribute, anonymously or not, email me at gregsweet4@yahoo.com

I will get to some of the stories, sooner or later. Also, I want to make it clear that I no longer work at Adams' Pack Station, that these words are my own, and that the pack station is not the source of my information - they don't want trouble.

Vetter Mountain Lookout Lost

This email was just passed along to me...

From the Lookout Volunteer Coordinator Pam Morey 9/2/09:

It is with a heavy heart that I share this sad news with everyone. I
was informed last night by Mike McIntyre, our A.N.F. liaison, that we
lost Vetter Mountain Lookout to the fire. I know George [Geer?] and I, along
with a lot of you, have a special place in your heart for Vetter
Mountain Lookout; let’s not forget the memories and stories which we
can share for many years to come. Vetter Mountain Lookout was a
special place for so many people; Mike McIntyre who put in many hours
and looked forward to the day it was staffed with volunteers, Ramona
Mervin who spent 24 years watching for fires from Vetter, and a lot of
Forest Service personnel on the Angeles National Forest. Vetter
Mountain Lookout will be rebuilt in time. We do not know when that
will happen, I will keep you posted on that. Take time to grieve, and
re-live your time at the Lookout, and look forward to the day when we
will be back on that mountain top!


Cafe Pasadena said...

I hope this is the last thing we lose in our forest.

altadenahiker said...

Did you ever visit? It's just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the view on my Veddar tower blog entry. The view has changed


Anonymous said...

Again...my apologies

Vetter Lookout

Urban Wild said...

The loss of this lookout and others is a tradgedy beyond measure. It just makes me sick to my soul.