Steve was a leader in the state parks system with a genuine understanding of park operations and public service. He was a mentor to many park employees during his career.
Bolar lost his battle with a terminal illness in July 2009.
The observation tower sits at 3,000 feet in elevation and commands a scenic view of the Pipestem area. Located near the park entrance the tower is accessible via the Knob Trail which is .4 miles round trip, a nice easy to moderate hike.