Mole Lake Fire Tower - May, 2012

East of Poplardale - aka: The Galbraith Tower

(The Former Fire Tower Mountain) 

I didn't have much information or history on this tower before making my day trek to Mole Lake, so was not sure if I was going to find a tower or not.  While in the area, I visited some local folk and asked if they every remember a Fire tower in the area and the answer was no. I read a history book on Poplardale and it indicates and shows a picture of a wooden fire tower that dates back to the 1920's.  The article states the tower was manned in the 1930's as well, but my information does not go forward beyond that point.  I also have some topo maps showing the tower location on top of the hill on the north side of the lake.  That is the exact mountain in the background of the photo directly below.

 

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Poplardale Fire Tower

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Dan Kachur

Mole Lake

 

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