Using a rope-and-pulley system, Paul Goehner hoists boards to co-workers replacing planks along the catwalk on the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower in Seneca State Forest.
In the 14-foot-by-14-foot cab atop the fire tower, West Virginia State Parks regional administrator Bob Beanblossom discusses the tower's future use as a rental unit with Seneca State Forest Superintendent Rob Sovine.
The fire tower's catwalk provides sweeping views of the Pocahontas County highlands and supports a Division of Forestry radio antenna.
Replacing the catwalk deck surrounding the fire tower's cab are Sandy Weik, in foreground, and Forbes Mullenax.
Windows make up the largest part of the walls encompassing the fire tower observer's cabin, providing 360-degree views of the surrounding forest.