1st Place Prize is this original,
12x24", framed oil painting of the fire tower
and view by Saranac Lake artist Sandra
Hildreth. Buy tickets HERE.
Board Prepares for Centennial!
Azure Mountain Friends Board met at Deer
Valley Trails on May 11 to review and begins
plans for the centennial of the fire tower.
Watch for a NEW Summit Guide, a newsletter,
and brochure. The actual centennial is July
29, 2018, but the group will launch a year
of fund-raising, to insure the future of the
tower and the AMF Scholarship Program this
summer. If anyone would like to become
involved, please contact
What did Fire
Here's a link to a 1915
Manual of Instruction.
Here's our 2017 Newsletter.
HOME OF THE
Mountain Friends are embarking upon
a year of fundraising, to celebrate
the Centennial of the Fire Tower. It
was erected on July 29, 1918 and we
plan to celebrate on July 29,
2018. So MARK YOUR
JULY 1918 - JULY
2018 CELEBRATING 100
Azure Mountain - Elevation
March 6, 2018:
We have been awarded $7225 for our
Centennial Project, which includes
some repair work on the tower, some
erosion control on the summit, and a
major publicity campaign about our
Centennial Fund and the events
scheduled for July 29, 2018. This
project will be supported with
funding from the New
York State Park and Trail
Partnership Program (NYSPTPP)
and New York's Environmental
Protection Fund. The NYSPTPP is
administered by Parks & Trails
New York, in partnership with the
state Office of Parks, Recreation
and Historic Preservation.
CALENDARS and plan to
Historic photo of
Observer Lawrence Bailey, submitted to
our Facebook page by Jim Shultz.
JULY 2017 - JULY 29,
Help us start from the ground and
'climb and color the tower' until we
reach the top and can turn our
American flag red, white and blue,
meeting our goal of $35,000!
We have new CENTENNIAL PATCHES too!
The funds raised will help the Azure
Mountain Friends continue the
programs they have been doing since
PROTECT THE TRAIL & SUMMIT
• CONTINUE TO FUND OUR
• HAVE VOLUNTEER
"SUMMIT STEWARDS" ON THE MOUNTAIN
• DO ROUTINE TOWER
& TRAIL MAINTENANCE
• CELEBRATE THE HISTORY
& EDUCATE THE PUBLIC, ESPECIALLY
Azure Mountain Friends is a 501 (c) 3 not
for profit organization and your donation
may be used as a charitable contribution.
Located at the western edge of Franklin
County, in the town of Waverly, near the
hamlet of Santa Clara, the Azure Mountain
fire tower has been standing guard over the
northern Adirondacks since 1918.
This web site will bring you the history
of the mountain and the story of how the
Azure Mountain Friends organized in late
2001 and, with the help of the New York
State Department of Environmental
Conservation and Americorps, saved the
tower from removal. Our thanks to the
generous contributions of all those who
love the mountain, and all the hours
donated by our many volunteers.
Come visit Azure Mountain, climb the
tower, and enjoy the wonderful views.
Check the Maps page if you
See our Trail
courtesy of Jon Thies, of US Drone. See
ON THE SUMMIT IN 2018
OUT ABOUT OUR SUMMIT STEWARD
20 & 21
IN DOING TRAILWORK?
can always use help. Get in
touch with Tom if you'd like
PANORAMIC PHOTO IN THE ALBUM!
If you have photos or stories to
share about Azure Mountain, please
contact the web