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Infiltration Forums > US: Mid-Atlantic > Abandoned Fire Tower(Viewed 777 times)
volkmared location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
 
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Abandoned Fire Tower
< on 3/6/2019 7:28 PM >
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Here's an abandoned fire tower up on a ridge out in Clinton, Tennessee. It's always got the prettiest views, but the road leading up to it is a death trap.

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Mission Control
 
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Re: Abandoned Fire Tower
<Reply # 1 on 3/6/2019 8:35 PM >
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Nice
Stay on the ends of those steps and planks.
With no hand rail they are very dangerous; wood sometimes fails with no warning.
The metal fastners can do the same.
I've experienced both types of failures.




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Cfourexplore location:
North Carolina
 
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Re: Abandoned Fire Tower
<Reply # 2 on 3/7/2019 2:51 AM >
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Very nice! I've found a few fire towers around here, haven't been to any of them yet. Maybe if summer ever returns...and the rain hasn't rotted the stairs.
Thanks for sharing another great set! ☺



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ryanpics location:
Central Va
 
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Re: Abandoned Fire Tower
<Reply # 3 on 3/7/2019 4:14 AM >
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I love fire towers! More for the adventure than for the pictures. The harder to get to, the more satisfied I am. I've never seen one with that style of stairs but windows at the top. Cool find!

Edit: Also, props for going up without the railing. I don't know how tall that was but I've been up some that I would never go up without a railing.


[last edit 3/7/2019 4:15 AM by ryanpics - edited 1 times]

volkmared location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
 
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Re: Abandoned Fire Tower
<Reply # 4 on 3/7/2019 5:55 PM >
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Posted by blackhawk
Nice
Stay on the ends of those steps and planks.
With no hand rail they are very dangerous; wood sometimes fails with no warning.
The metal fastners can do the same.
I've experienced both types of failures.



Thank you! The planks at the bottom of the tower had been set on fire; definitely not the safest place. I'm always pretty careful, though! And I love heights



hiker, urban explorer, mediocre photographer, university student, and local Knoxvillian.
volkmared location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
 
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Re: Abandoned Fire Tower
<Reply # 5 on 3/7/2019 6:00 PM >
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Posted by ryanpics
I love fire towers! More for the adventure than for the pictures. The harder to get to, the more satisfied I am. I've never seen one with that style of stairs but windows at the top. Cool find!

Edit: Also, props for going up without the railing. I don't know how tall that was but I've been up some that I would never go up without a railing.



This one was definitely a hard drive and a little bit of a challenge hike-wise. It was pretty tall for a fire tower, it swayed in the wind so I definitely think it was an adventure. It's up on Walden Ridge if anyone's curious!



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Re: Abandoned Fire Tower
<Reply # 6 on 3/7/2019 8:52 PM >
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Great set!!!! Love the view from number 7!



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Re: Abandoned Fire Tower
<Reply # 7 on 3/10/2019 4:51 PM >
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I love fire towers, I'm gonna make a post about my favorite one at some point






Riversend location:
Central Florida
 
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Re: Abandoned Fire Tower
<Reply # 8 on 8/20/2019 9:21 PM >
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Nice fine...no way I would go up. Afraid of heights!



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Riversend location:
Central Florida
 
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Re: Abandoned Fire Tower
<Reply # 9 on 8/20/2019 9:22 PM >
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I see the grafitti bandits found it


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The Desert
 
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Re: Abandoned Fire Tower
<Reply # 10 on 8/21/2019 4:15 PM >
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This thread brought back fond memories of a trip I first talked to my now wife on. She and her friends accompanied me to this abandoned fire tower. She and I returned once after married to fulfill.. a bucket list item.
I'm glad we were able to go back because a couple years after, the whole mountain burned down I heard that the metal stairs are there but the inside and floor are burned out.




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There was a cool old cabin below too.


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