Just a quick update from the Lookout crew. The Cal Poly interns and volunters spent the early part of the week training up at Hi Mountain. We learned everything from how to keep the Lookout running smoothly to how to collect our data. We even got a lesson in how difficult it can be to get from point A to point B when faced with a dense stand of brush! Some of us went on a late afternoon hike down toward Hi Valley and were suprised to turn around to see a mountain hike between us and our dinners. Going downhill sure is easier. Some of the crew even had an up close and personal encounter with a rattlesnake. After spending a few days at the Lookout with its breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, I think we are all excited to call the Lookout home for the summer.