At the top of the world...
A bit over a year ago, we discovered Sun Top lookout while exploring the logging roads north of Mt. Rainier, and met the two women who were volunteering there for a few days. They gave us a tour of the lookout and explained how to watch for fires. As soon as we got home, I called and got our names on the volunteer list.
Tonight was the orientation meeting to learn about volunteering at one of two lookouts, then we waited patiently for our numbers to be drawn. And by the end, we were among the lucky ones.
On top of a high knoll, the lookout has a 360 degree view of the horizon, and a drop-dead gorgeous view of Mt. Rainier. And it will be all ours for four days.