Could I do this job, I’d like to think so but I don’t know. It is definitely a beautiful place to live.
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Via The Atlantic:
Filmmaker Brian Bolster profiles a fire lookout named Lief Haugen, who has worked at a remote outpost of Montana’s Flathead National Forest since the summer of 1994. It’s a
lonely job, Haugen explains, but the perks are unlike anything you’ll
find in a city. “To be a lookout, you really have to love solitary time
by yourself,” he says. “This is a reminder of keeping it simple. It’s
just me and this place and the work.”
If you’d like to learn more about the life of a fire lookout, I recommend you read Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout by Phillip Connors. It’s a lovely book. You may also enjoy this short documentary about the science of fighting wildfires.