The tower was originally built in 1922 by the State of West Virginia on Backbone Mountain at an elevation of 3736 feet. It was the first fire tower in the state. The tower in Tucker County is accessible by a narrow single lane road with lots of potholes. After you get to the end of the road you can climb the 133 steps up to just underneath the cabin. My brother climbed it but due to the visibility, etc. I didn’t go up since I didn’t expect to get any meaningful pictures.