I saw this sign and rolled my eyes ... "Sure, there's live gators here. Yeah right."
I walk up the bank and look around and I saw my first gator in the wild. He was not a man-eater yet but still was awesome to see.
|sunning itself on a log|
|Gator #2 was about 20 feet long. Not really. More like 4-6 feet long?|
|They're really cool beasts. They completely ignore humans.|
Off in the distance I see something almost as interesting as wild gators...
|Way off in the distance|
|there it is|
|I'm guessing it was 50 feet tall.. just enough to see over the tree tops|
|It had ladders instead of stairs like some firetowers|
|Not sure why they needed 4 boats? Maybe to play bumper boats on the park rangers day off?|
Firetowers usually make great hiking destinations. Here's a website of FORMER TOWER LOATIONS throughout the USA. I'm sure there's one near you to go explore.
Here's a bunch of tower locations in the Adirondack mountains near where Herman & I live.
Lots of towers are being restored now. People are understanding the historical significance and that they make great healthy tourist destinations.