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HansenC337 wrote a review Aug. 2019
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On Sunday, August 4th, 2019, my husband and I took our too youngest girls hiking to the Keller Peak Fire Lookout in San Bernardino National Forest. The view was absolutely stunning! What made the experience extra special were the staff, who are all volunteers from my understanding. They were exceptional! There was one volunteer my girls really enjoyed. I believe her name was Mary Anna. She had positive energy, and was excited to share her knowledge, which in turn, had my girls excited and eager to learn. All of the staff were fantastic. You can tell they really love what they are doing. We truly appreciated the time, knowledge and kindness they shared with us. We are so grateful for overall experience. Thank you!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Dave E wrote a review Oct. 2018
Highland, California301 contributions68 helpful votes
We enjoyed this lookout. Great views of the Inland Empire. They provide binoculars and the "guide" was polite and gave us some good insights of the use of the lookout and the places we were looking at. Worth it!!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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pescador365 wrote a review Sep. 2017
Yucaipa, California15 contributions7 helpful votes
These towers used to be staffed every fire season but federal budget cuts have eliminated that staffing so they now depend on a core of volunteers. My favorite time to visit would be late afternoon in the fall when there is a mild offshore wind blowing. It blows away all the haze and Catalina island is easy to see. I was shocked on my first visit when I was able to see the ships in the channel with the naked I. He told me they weren't just the big ships and passed me his binoculars. Was I surprised to see many of the ships were actually smaller little sport fishers. While this isn't one of those adrenaline packed attractions it makes for some pretty spectacular views and the men and women staffing these towers are great at what they do. I was a firefighter in these mountains for over 30 years and when working with them I can attest they are spot on to help us locating a fire whole it's still small.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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duncan S wrote a review Aug. 2017
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Even if you can't go up the lookout there are great views. If someone is there (often) they usually welcome visitors and that view is magnificent! Closed in winter, and part of spring... all wheel vehicle on the smaller side recommended for the road from Childrens Forest to the tower. You can hike it for more views of the valley. There is camping at Childrens Forest, check with the forest service for info.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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wranglernwss wrote a review Oct. 2016
Evans, Colorado403 contributions143 helpful votes
This is a must for the whole family. I was fortunate enough to work this when I was younger back in 1992. This is something that everyone could benefit from learning about. This is a piece of history. The views are breathtaking and it is a little different than it was when I worked it but at least it is still open and you can enjoy it. The humming birds are amazing to watch as well.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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