View from top of Black Mountain Lookout Path
This is the view south from the top of the paved path to Black Mountain Lookout (the tower is behind us). Visible are: Red Mountain Lookout, High Point Lookout, the east side of the hill on which Boucher Hill Lookout stands, the dome of Palomar Observatory, Cuyamaca Mountain, and many, many other mountains.
Black Mountain Fire Lookout is in the San Bernardino National Forest, just north of Idyllwild, California, at 7700 ft, lat. 33.8242, lon. -116.7576, on a very scenic boulder-strewn mountain.
The USFS web page for this tower is: www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/recarea/?recid=71975
A hike to this tower is described here: modernhiker.com/hike/hike-to-black-mountain-lookout/