Fire Tower in Pinelands

Along the fabled road, deep in the Pine Barrens stands this tall metal framework that is a fire tower.  I like to think of it as the Pinelands version of the Eiffel Tower but much more useful.  Sometimes I see it in my dreams as a living metal giant, a guardian, it’s stance wide and purposeful, always watchful and protective of the delicate ecosystem of the Pine Barrens.  My fear of heights aside, I have often wondered about the view from up there.   Sometimes there’s Park Ranger’s truck parked on the side and I have even seen a female ranger, young and petite, driving off in the truck.  I wonder if she realizes how important her job is?

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