All along the watchtower

Atop this mountain is a fire watch tower with a good man named Ed keeping sight over 100 miles in all directions. The climb was grand. Snow still covered part of the trail and coyote feasted upon a marmot near the middle. The Grand Tetons are visible and if there were not a cloud in the sky would have made for a fantastic photo. Ed says that nearly 200 people a day make it to the top every day during peak season, but went on to commend them in their ability to get out of their vehicle, for so many drive through Yellowstone as they would to enjoy Burger King. Ed spends a few months keeping watch, sees endless sunsets and the storms spreading through the mountains. He says he looks forward to July when most of the falling stars decide to make their way down.

10,243 feet above sea level.

10,243 feet above sea level.

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