The Tahquitz Lookout hot seat. According to firelookout.org lookouts have been protected by a grounded cage of copper wire since the 1930s. Hot seats were intended to be stood on during a lightning storm when using the land line telephone or radio.


The Tahquitz Lookout hot seat. According to firelookout.org lookouts have been protected by a grounded cage of copper wire since the 1930s. Hot seats were intended to be stood on during a lightning storm when using the land line telephone or radio.



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