Kennaday Peak Fire Lookout

Are you into visiting mountain peaks with grand sweeping views but aren't interested in walking up hill? Kennaday Peak my interest you because you can drive all the way to the top. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbBYAlESbPM Kennaday Peak is located in the northwest portion of the Snowy Range at an altitude of 10,810 feet and has some incredible views of the surrounding area. Some of the highlights are Barrett Ridge to the south, the Platte River Valley to the west, Pennock Mountain and Elk Mountain to the north and of course Medicine Bow Peak to the east.     [caption id="attachment_2517" align="alignleft" width="150"]…

Fire Lookout on Medicine Bow Peak

In the not so distant past there was a fire lookout station on top of Medicine Bow Peak. It was perched right up on the 12,013 foot summit. [caption id="attachment_2321" align="alignleft" width="150"] Taken by W.C. Alden in 1925, part of the USGS Photographic Library[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2320" align="alignleft" width="150"] Similar shot taken in 2012[/caption] It was first established in 1904 and the first lookout was Fred Miller. The Forest Service built the lookout on the summit but Fred built for himself a cabin near lookout lake and a smaller stone shelter on the summit ridge line near the lowest point between…