Living in a lookout refreshed my outlook on life
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 — The McCarthy Point Lookout nestled above the Mill Creek Canyon and the Ishi Wilderness offered stunning views and a relaxing escape from daily life.
Last month, a friend and I were able to spend two nights in the lookout originally built in 1936 by the Conservation Corps. At night, the dark, clear sky boasted star gazing opportunities in the cabin equipped with three walls of windows. Come morning, the brilliant, yet brutally hot, sunrise illuminated the canyon far below our sleeping bags.
However, one of the most liberating factors of the trip was the complete lack of cellphone service.