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The lookout itself is a historical site, built in the 1930s and remodeled in the 1940s using all native stone:
because of the destruction wrought by the Little Bear fire
Quote from: Jonathan Sadow on December 22, 2017, 12:41:21 AMbecause of the destruction wrought by the Little Bear fireI always am amused by the idea that wildfire causes "destruction" when, in fact, it is a completely natural process. While the Little Bear fire obviously was intensified by a century of fire suppression, the fire itself was a natural start by lightning in the wilderness area and essentially nearly was self-extinguished at a size of around 10 acres when the fact-of-life high winds in NM arrived on scene and caused it to literally explode. Yes, there was destruction of property in built-up areas, but much of that was the result of examples of inadequately making properties fire-safe. That is a known and mitigable risk and not attributable to naturally-occurring wildfire itself.
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