Squaw Mountain Lookout
Last Saturday, I took some friends to spend the night in the historic lookout tower above 11,000 feet on Squaw Mountain. It gave us a complete, high view of the Front Range from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak. Immediately to our west the view was dominated by Mount Evans at 14,265 feet. We explored the summit of Squaw mountain under cloudy skies but with comfortable conditions. After dark, we had an extended view of the lights of the metropolitan region to the east. There was a kitchen in the stone base, so we ate well. Gale force winds shook the tower all night. Sunday morning, it was pleasant again for our descent.