Dave Perry/The Explorer, From a one-room perch at more than 8,800 feet on a south-facing rocky point, Forest Service employee David Medford watches for fires at the Lemmon Rock Lookout on Mount Lemmon. Medford, who works seasonally six days a week (someone subs on Tuesdays), welcomes visitors.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, There's nothing but rock and big space between David Medford, his dog Gus and the Coronado National Forest below.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, The Lemmon Rock Lookout has a stove, refrigerator, storage space and a bed inside, a shower outside, and windows on three sides.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, The views from the lookout? Beautiful, encompassing … and cool.