Marty Podskoch is not the only author with an interest in fire towers. Paul Laskey has just finished The Fire Observation Towers of New York State, with gorgeous photographs of the towers and the views from summits. He also describes hikes to most of the towers in the state, not just those in the Adirondacks. To obtain a copy, write MKL Publishing, P.O. Box 407, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can purchase the book on compact disk for $16.95. The photos in the CD version are in color.