I shot this from atop Palomar Mountain and the Boucher Hilltop Lookout. The edge that is protruding in the actual shot of the sun is actually the west end of Santa Catalina Island some 95 miles to the northwest.

Boucher Hill Fire Lookout is located within Palomar Mountain State Park at an elevation of 5438 feet in northern San Diego County.

According to the California Department of Forestry Lookout Survey of 1991: a tower has been located on Boucher Hill since 1921.

The lookout tower was last in service in 1983.

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